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SIP school feeding: Man jailed 125 years for N12.9m fake contract

Borno State Excessive Courtroom sitting in Maiduguri has convicted and sentenced Allen Abel to a cumulative time period of 125 years in jail.

He was discovered responsible of fraudulently acquiring meals objects valued at N12,879,800.

The convict had claimed that he was executing a Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs’ Faculty Feeding contract.

The feeding programme is underneath the Social Intervention Programme (SIP) of the Federal Authorities.

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Abel was first arraigned earlier than Justice Aisha Kumaliya on Thursday, July 2, 2020, alongside Suleiman Adamu, Usman Adamu and Kingsley Madubuagu by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC).

They confronted a 20-count cost that bordered on forgery, possession of false paperwork, impersonation and acquiring by false pretence.

The offences had been opposite to Part 1 (1) (a) of the Advance Price Fraud and Different fraud Associated Offences Act, 2006 and punishable underneath Part 1(3) of the identical Act.

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Abel pleaded responsible to all fees upon arraignment.

Delivering judgement, Justice Kumaliya sentenced him to 7 years imprisonment every on counts 1 to six, and 9 with out an choice of high quality.

Abel acquired 5 years imprisonment every on counts 7, 8 and 11-20, respectively, with out an choice of high quality.

All sentences are to run consecutively.

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The convict is to restitute N12,110,000 to Lele Foresight Building Firm and N769,800 to HIE International Funding Restricted.

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