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Friday, 20 May 2016

The Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has sentenced the previous Director General of the Nigerian Maritime and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Raymond Omatseye, to five years in jail.

Equity Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia indicted and sentenced Mr Omatseye in the wake of discovering him liable on 24 out of 27 tallies charge verging on offer gear and contract part

The EFCC had charged the previous NIMASA DG with N1.5 billion contract trick.

At the keep going deferred date on March 14,counsels speaking to the arraignment and guard had both received their last composed locations in court.

Direction to the blamed, Mr Edoka Onyeke, in his location asked the court to disapprove the contentions of arraignment and reject the charge against his customer.

He contended that the indictment had not possessed the capacity to evidence its case past sensible uncertainty.

Onyeke said that out of the 27-count charge favored as a detriment to the blamed, 25 managed entirely with the issue of endorsement of agreement over the limit while the staying two were on offered fixing.

He kept up that the arraignment did not demonstrate that display PD 16, which it depended on in managing the issue of edge, got to NIMASA at the time the agreements were recompensed while he asked the court to release his customer.

In his contention, the prosecutor, Mr Godwin Obla, encouraged the court to hold that the instance of the arraignment was "as clear as sunlight, and had likewise been demonstrated past sensible uncertainty".

He had presented that the truths of the case said a lot, expressing that the denounced in display PD 1 and 2 plainly enunciated his limit for merchandise as not surpassing 2.5 million Naira and for functions as not surpassing five million Naira.

Obla said that number 25 of the charge, which managed on edge was clear while he included that adequate proof had been cited to demonstrate that the blamed granted contracts above limits.


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