NIMASA staffer jailed

First convictions handed down in fraud trial.

Nigeria: Ex-maritime agency head gets 5 years for fraud

By Rafiu Ajakaye

A Nigerian official was sentenced on Friday to five years in jail after a court found him guilty of corruption charges, including contract scams worth $7.6 million.

Raymond Omatseye, former head of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, had faced a 27-count charge of contract variation, bid-rigging, and awarding contracts above his approval limit, among other corruption charges.

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