Ex-Council Boss Gets 70 Years Jail Term For N41.1M Fraud

Ibrahim Buba Gayius, the former local government boss and chief accounting officer of Hong local government council Adamawa State, has been convicted by Justice B. B Aliyu of Federal High Court, Yola, on 10 count charge bordering on conspiracy, embezzlement and diversion of public funds, Fraud and abuse of office to the tune of N41.1m.

Gayius was earlier arraigned on March 2015, for alleged collection of N50m agric loan on behalf of the members of the staff of the council but instead, he gave out less than N10m to them and diverted the remaining amount for his personal use.

Justice Aliyu sentenced him to 70 years imprisonment on each of the 10 count charge and the sentence to run concurrently. He was also ordered to return N38.4m back to Hong local government council.


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