Court Sentence Ex-Poly Rector To Jail In Delta

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission has sentenced the former Rector of the Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku, Dr. Edna Mogekwu, to jail for refusing to honour invitations on allegations of corruption.

A statement by the ICPC spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua, on Monday indicated that affected persons were charged before Justice Marshal Umukoro of the Delta State High Court, Asaba.

Mogekwu was sentenced to a two-year, one-month jail term, as well as three principal officers of the institution who were also convicted.

The spokesperson of ICPC said the offences were committed in 2015, and their refusal to honour an order to produce documents required by investigators of the commission.

The statement read, “The principal officers convicted alongside the Rector by the court to one-month prison term each are a former Registrar, Collins Onyenwenu, a former Bursar, Andy Ughusuena and a former Director of Works of the Polytechnic, Joseph Idabor.

“The Rector was found guilty on counts one, two and three out of the five counts by the court. Justice Umukoro ruled that she would therefore serve one year imprisonment for counts two and three and one month’s jail term for count one. The sentences will run concurrently, the court ruled.”



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