Alhaji Ma’aji Shettima Arfo, a former Manager at the Maiduguri Flour Mills was on Wednesday sentenced by the Borno state High Court following a charge against him by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC.
Arfo who was charged for N86.1 million contract fraud while he was General Manager, Maiduguri Flour Mills Ltd is to spend 28 years for his crime.
The judge, Haruna Mshelia of Borno state High Court 3, found Ma’aji Shettima Arfo guilty on a six-count by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for offences bordering on abuse of office and conferring undue advantage on himself.
The charge sheet showed that Arfo, while acting as the General Manager of the Flour Mill, between 2014 and 2020, engaged in multiple fraud in violation of Sections 12 and 19 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and punishable under relevant Sections of the same Act.
One of the counts on which he was convicted revealed that he awarded multiple contracts to Falkwat Multilinks Limited, a private company where he was a director, to supply diesel (Automotive Gas Oil) and maize to Maiduguri Flour Mills.
Justice Mshellia, at the end of the trial found Ma’aji Shettima Arfo guilty of four counts out of six preferred against him and sentenced him to seven years imprisonment on each count.