A Federal High Court in Lokoja, Kogi State, on Wednesday sentenced a former Chairman of Davi Local Government Area, Mr. Enesi Jimoh, to six months in prison without an option of fine. Justice I. E Ekwo convicted the politician after finding him guilty of converting N7m belonging to the council to personal use while in office.
The money was meant for the provision of borehole for communities in the council area.
Enesi was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, alongside a former Commissioner for Agriculture of the state, Samuel Ojo, in March 31,2010.
However, Ojo was discharged by the court after a no-case submission was filed by the defence counsel, H.O Agumbiodun in June 2012.
One of the charges against Jimoh read, “That you Enesi Jimoh Suleman, while serving as executive Chairman of Davi Local Government Area, converted N7m, property of Davi Local Government Area, 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.”