A former Director with the Nigerian Airforce, Mohammed Alkali Mamu has been sentenced to two years in jail for receiving bribes.
Mr. Mamu was charged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of receiving bribes worth $300,000 cash and N5.9 million with which he purchased a Range Rover Evoque in June 2016.
Asides from these, the EFCC alleged before the court that he also received a Ford Expedition SUV valued at N15 million, and a Jaguar XF Saloon valued at N12 million from the Societe D’ Equipment Internationaux (SEF) Nigeria Limited during his role as a covert operative on behalf of Nigeria in the war against Terrorism.
Mohammed Mamu was acquited of all charges by the trial Judge, Salisu Garba who said the EFCC could not establish a case against the defendant in June, 2018.
The anti-graft agency however took the matter before the court of appeal on a four count charge.
A three man panel of the appeal court thereafter convicted Mohammed Mamu on one out of the four charges brought against the former AirForce chief.
In a July 15 judgement, the court found Mamu guilty of receiving $300,000 through a fertilizer company, owned by his daughters from Himma Abubakar the owner of SEI Nigeria Limited.
Mohammed Mamu was supposed to oversee the company as it supplied military equipment to the Nigerian Airforce.
He was thereafter sentenced to Prison with an option of N500,000 fine.
According to the lead judge on the appeal panel, Yargata Byenchit Nimpa;