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Nigerian Lawmaker, Peter Nwaoboshi Sent To Jail


Senator Peter Nwaoboshi

Peter Nwaoboshi, a lawmaker representing Delta North senatorial district, has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment for money laundering.

Nwaoboshi, was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) with his two firms, namely Golden Touch Construction Project LTD and Suiming Electrical LTD in 2018 before Mohammed Idris, a Judge who was later elevated to the Court of Appeal.

The EFCC, in the two-count charge marked FHC/117/18, alleged that the defendants laundered N322 million between May and June 2014.

In 2018, they were re-arraigned before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke who held that the agency failed to prove the elements of the offences for which it charged the senator

The judge stated that the prosecution case collapsed because ”bank officials were not called to testify.”

Aneke also discharged the companies on the same grounds.

Delivering Judgement on Friday afternoon, the appellate court overturned the lower court’s judgment and convicted the senator to seven years in prison.

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