Captain Ezekiel Bala Agaba, a former executive director of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has been sentenced to 7 years in jail for laundering N1.5 billion.
The Federal High Court seating in Lagos, Presided over by Justice Ibrahim Buba, handed down the sentence today, after convicting Mr Agaba for the offence charged.
In 2015, the EFCC had charged Agaba with conspiring with the then NIMASA Director General, Patrick Akpobolokemi, to obtain huge sum by false pretence from the Federal Government.
The money was then fraudulently converted into personal uses.
Agaba served as the ED in charge of Maritime, Safety and Shipping at NIMASA.
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