Former Local government chairman bags 70 years jail term for fraud


The EFCC on 6th October 2016, secured a conviction of Ibrahim Buba Gayius, the former local government boss and chief accounting officer of Hong local government council Adamawa State, before Justice B. B Aliyu of Federal High Court, Yola, on 10 count charge bordering on conspiracy, embezzlement and diversion of public funds, Fraud and abuse of office to the tune of forty-one million, one hundred thousand naira (N41.1m)

Gayius was earlier arraigned on March 2015 before Justice Aliyu, for allegedly collection of Fifty million naira (N50m) Agric loan on behalf of the members of the staff of the council but instead, he gave out less than ten million (N10m) to them and diverted the remaining amount for his personal use.

Justice Aliyu, after consideration of the weight of the offence convicted and sentenced the convict to seven years imprisonment on each of the ten count charge and the sentence to run concurrently.
The prosecution counsel Israel Akande prayed the Court for the convict to restitute the money back to the council which Court granted and ordered the convict for the restitution of thirty-eight million, four hundred and twenty thousand, two hundred naira (N38,420,000.000) back to Hong local government council.