Court Jails Former SUBEB Boss For Twelve Years, Without Option Of Fine

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MAKURDI – Benue State Chief Judge, Justice Adam Onum has convicted and sentenced, Anum Iho, immediate past Chairman, Benue State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) to 12 years imprisonment without an option of a fine.

He was sentenced alongside a staff of the board, Donald Anageende, who was slammed with seven years in prison.

They were both charged for alleged criminal conspiracy and embezzlement of N91.5 million being money meant for the training of teachers in the state while he held sway as SUBEB chairman in the state.

Anum Iho, who was jailed for seven years in the first instance was slammed another five years for receiving bribe of N14.9 million from a contractor, Brown Sugar Global Resources Limited.

The offence is contrary to Section 19 of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences (ICPC) Act 2000.

The accuse persons were charged to court by the ICPC on a four count charge.

Delivering judgment on the matter, Justice Onum said evidence before the court shows that prosecution which called four witnesses proved its case against the accused persons which warranted their conviction.

He stated that the accused persons were only lying before the court, pointing out that the only defence put up by the former SUBEB chairman was that he does not answer the name (Anum Iho) under which he was charged by ICPC prosecutor.

Justice Onum noted that the attempt by Iho to deny his name at the stage of conviction was an afterthought, as he answered to the same names up to the point of taking his pleas.

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