N7m Fraud: Ex-LG Chairman Bags Six Months Jail Term

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Wednesday 13, November 2013 recorded one more conviction as a Federal High Court sitting in Lokoja, Kogi State presided over by Justice I. E Ekwo sentenced one Mr. Enesi Jimoh, former chairman of Davi Local Government Council to six months imprisonment without an option of fine.

Mr. Enesi was found guilty of converting N7 million  belonging to Davi Local Government council for personal use while in office. The money was meant for provision of borehole for communities in the council area.

Enesi was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, alongside one Samuel Abiodun Ojo, Commissioner for Agriculture in March 31,2010. However, Ojo was discharged by the court after a no case submission filed by the defence counsel, H.O Agumbiodun in June 2012.
One of the charges for which  Jimoh was convicted reads, “That you Enesi Jimoh Suleman while serving as executive chairman of Davi Local Government council converted the sum of 7 million naira property of Davi Local Government Council, concealing its illicit origin and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 14 of the Money Laundering  Prohibition Act 2004 and also punishable under section 14 of same Act”.

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