A former Commissioner for Finance and Local Government and
Chieftaincy Affairs in Adamawa state during Boni Haruna’s
administration, John Elias has been sentecenecd to 10 years imprisonment
without option of fine by a Federal High Court sitting in Yola,
presided over by Justice Bilkisu Bello Aliyu.
shut down his company, ALHAKIM NIGERIA LIMITED as well as pay the state
sum of N51.5 million which he stole while he held sway in office.
of the miscellaneous act said the judgement will serve as a deterrent to
occupiers of public office who may want to filter resources meant for
giving to him by living above board but instead, he decided to
flagrantly helped himself with resources of the state and hence have to
to 10 years on each charge though the two convictions would run
imprisonment on count 3 and another 10 years imprisonment on count 4
but the two sentences will run concurrently.
million to Adamawa state local Government joint account fund from where
it was stolen and diverted by him and his Coy.
sentenced it to pay a fine of N5 million on the offenses in count 3 and 4
it is convicted of. In addition, the company would wound up by
Corporate Affairs Commission as provided by section 3(2) of the
miscellaneous offenses and all its assets forfeited to federal
government of Nigeria,” Aliyu ordered.