Bribery: Court sends chief security officer to 33 years imprisonment

A Delta State High Court sitting in Warri has sentenced the Chief Security Officer  of Delta State Polytechnic, Mr Peter Obonyamo, to 33 years imprisonment, having been convicted of corrupt acts.

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) had dragged Mr Obonyamo  to court for demanding N150,000  gratification from a contractor with the Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro.

He was also charged for actually receiving N100,000 from the contractor.

His arrest came through a sting operation by the ICPC operatives as he was collecting N100,000 marked money.

Delivering judgment, Justice  Briki-Okolosi  held that the prosecution had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt in counts 1,3,4,6 and 11 of the charge while he struck  out counts 2 and 5 for duplicity.

The court further held that counts 8,9 and 10 were not proven beyond reasonable doubt.

However, the  court sentenced  Mr Obonyamo  to seven years imprisonment on each of counts 1,3,4 and 6 with an option of N20, 000 fine on each count.

 The court also sentenced the convict to five years imprisonment without an option of fine on count 11.