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Court jails Yobe LG Auditor General for fraud

Jailed Yobe Auditor General, Idris Yahaya. Photo:EFCC

The High court sitting in Yobe has sentenced the Auditor-General for Local Government, Idris Yahaya, to five years imprisonment for misappropriation of funds.

The EFCC in its official Twitter handle @officialEFCC said the conviction was secured on Monday.

The Anti-graft agency said Justice Muhammad lawu lawan pronounced Idris Yahaya guilty of one-count of criminal misappropriation of N19 million preferred against him by the Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The EFCC said Idris diverted for personal use the fund meant for the purchase of an official vehicle.

Writing by Annabel Nwachukwu