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Ex-nddc Commissioner Jailed Three Years For Stealing Transformers by franciskaine(m): 10:06pm On Apr 27, 2015
An Akwa Ibom State High Court has convicted and
sentenced a former commissioner, representing
Akwa Ibom State on the board of the Niger Delta
Development Commission, Pastor Godwin Eyo, to
three years imprisonment.
Eyo was accused of stealing 56 transformers
meant for oil producing communities in the state.
The accused was prosecuted by the Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission on 56 counts
bordering on stealing and conversion of 56
electricity transformers released to him by NDDC
for distribution to communities in Akwa Ibom
State.
On Monday in Uyo, he was found guilty on 37 of
those counts by Justice Idongesit Ntem-Isua and
sentenced to three years imprisonment on each of
the counts.
He was however discharged and acquitted on 19
counts. The sentences are to run concurrently.
The convict was said to have applied for 90
electricity transformers and four generators from
NDDC for Akwa Ibom State sometime in February,
2006.
Approval was given for 70 transformers but he
allegedly diverted same to his house in Eket on the
pretext that there was no space to accommodate
the newly issued 70 units of transformers at the
NDDC office in Uyo.
He was thereafter said to have sent only 14 Units
to NDDC office in Uyo while he withheld 56 units
which he could not account for till date.
The price of the 56 transformers are put at N220,
176,320.
One of the counts reads, “That you Pastor Godwin
Moffat Eyo being a former Akwa Ibom State
representative on the Board of the Niger Delta
Development Commission (NDDC) on or about
14th April, 2006 at Uyo in the Uyo Judicial Division
did fraudulently steal a 300 KVA/33/0.415
Transformer Serial No. 1712496 valued at Four
Million, Eighteen Thousand, Five Hundred and Sixty
Naira (N4,018,560.00), property of NDDC and
thereby committed an offence of stealing contrary
to Section 399 and punishable under Section 404
of the Criminal Code Cap. 38, Volume 2, Laws of
Akwa Ibom State, 2000.”

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Re: Ex-nddc Commissioner Jailed Three Years For Stealing Transformers by franciskaine(m): 10:08pm On Apr 27, 2015
Funny that men of God rather than make efforts in correcting the ills in Nigeria, also cause more problems for us.

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