Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of the Federal High Court Lagos Friday sentenced a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to five years in prison.
The ex-NIMASA, Mr. Raymond Omatseye, was convicted over a N1.5 billion contract scam during his tenure.
He was charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a 27-count charge bordering on bid rigging and contract splitting.
THEWILL reports that Omatseye was found guilty in counts 1-20, 23, 24 and 26, while he was freed on counts 21, 22, and 27.
The jail term is without option of fine.