October 27, 2016

Director General in Delta State Jailed Without Option of Fine

Justice U.N Agomoh of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, has convicted and sentenced to one and half years imprisonment, a former Director General of Delta State's Direct Labour Agency, Mr. Emmanuel Odafe Igbini. The sentence is without an option of fine.

Mr Igbini’s journey to prison began when the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, arraigned him on a three-count charge in November 2014, for failing to make full disclosure of assets comprising his Naira account with Stanbic IBTC Bank, US Dollar Account and his daughter’s account with same bank.

He pleaded not guilty to the three-count charge and the matter went into full trial. Justice Agumoh found Mr Igbini guilty of the charges and sentenced him to six months imprisonment on each of the three counts without an option of fine.
One of the charge reads "that you Emmanuel Odafe Igbini on or about 13th November, 2013 at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, South-South Zonal Office, No 6A olumeni street, Old GRA Off Forces Avenue, Port Harcourt within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court knowingly failed to make full disclosure of your Assets to wit: your Stanbic IBTC Bank US Dollar Account number 0006441862 in the Asset Declaration Form you filled at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and thereby violated provisions of the Establishment Act 2004 and punishable under section 27 (1) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Establishment Act 2004 and punishable under Section 27 (3) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Establishment Act 2004".
 Criminal intent most times lead to crime, and often do not end well.

5 comments:

Unknown said...

The cleansing exercise has just begun,we hope to see more of this....

Hassan Aderemi said...

Half truth is equally a lie, the wage of crime is jail term.

Anonymous said...

Good job EFCC. P

Harbolarkale Niyi said...

Keep it up

Kay Heavy said...

Result of Judicial Reform!