The High Court sitting in Ikeja, the Lagos state capital has sentenced Onubuogo Clement Illoh, a former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Productivity to five years imprisonment.
Naija News understands that Illoh was on Thursday, October 3 sentenced to five years imprisonment over a fraud-related matter in the tune of N14.6million.
Dr. Iloh was earlier arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in 2017 for allegedly awarding fictitious contracts to himself, using his personal company and friends while supervising numerous programs such as the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P).
One of the charges read: “That you, Clement Illoh, a.k.a Clement & Bob Associate, on or about 28th January, 2015 at Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this honorable court whilst still a Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, dishonestly converted to your own use the sum of N14,176,000.00 from the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency(NIMASA), and you hereby committed an offense contrary to Section 279(1)(b) & 285(6) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State No,11,2011.”
After over two years of trial, the presiding judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo found Illoh guilty of the charges and convicted him accordingly.
The judge in his judgement also ordered him to pay back N14million to the Federal Government.