Corruption: Fani-Kayode faults conviction of only Christians

A former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has faulted the convictions made by the anti-graft agency under the President Muhammadu Buhari led government, claiming that that all former governors and key public office holders that had been convicted of corruption were Christians.

The former minister noted that from Jolly Nyame to Joshua Dariye, Bala Ngilari and Orji Kalu, Buhari’s administration only convicted Christians.

He asked rhetorically, “Is it only Christians that steal.”

His statement comes after the Federal High Court in Lagos convicted former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu for N7.1bn fraud and sentenced to him to 12 years imprisonment.
He also recalled that on May 30, 2018, the Federal Capital Territory High Court sentenced a former governor of Taraba State, Mr Jolly Nyame, to 14 years in prison, without an option of fine.
The court convicted the former governor for criminal breach of trust in a case of N1.64bn fraud preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
While Tuesday, June 12, 2018, Joshua Dariye was sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment by the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Gudu, Abuja. Dariye was charged with criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of funds (N1.6bn) while he was the governor of Plateau State.
Dariye, who was the governor of Plateau State from 1999 to 2007, was prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and convicted by Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the FCT High Court for embezzling public fund.

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