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Thursday, 11 May 2017

Appeal Court discharge and acquits ex-NIMASA boss, Raymond Omatseye convicted for over alleged N1.5billion scam

The Court of Appeal Lagos Division has discharged an acquitted former Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Temisan Raymond Omateseye who was in May 2016, convicted by a Federal High Court in Lagos,over an alleged N1.5 billion fraud.

Omatseye was in May 2016 sentenced to 5 years imprisonment after he was arraigned on a 27-count charge bordering on alleged contract variation, bid rigging and awarding contract above his approval limit while he was NIMASA boss.

Omatseye was also tried for approving contract above the threshold level of the agency. Counsel to Omatseye filed an appeal against the Federal High Court ruling. Delivering judgement on his appeal today May 11th, the presiding Judge, Justice ‎Yargata B. Nimpar, set aside the May 20th 2016 judgment that was delivered by Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia which convicted him. Justice Nimpar held that the trial court did not properly evaluate the evidence during his trial

“The long and short of it is that, the appeal succeeds. The prosecution should not ride roughshod over the Constitution. The judiciary will do the war on corruption more harm by declaring someone a criminal, where no offence has been committed ‎ I find merit in the appeal. The lower court judgement is hereby set aside and the appellant is hereby discharged and acquitted.” - Justice Nimpar said

19 comments:

Victor Kachi said...
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Crazycashbiz said...

This man is alledged to have stolen billions of naira and he gets discharged and acquitted. A man steals a tuber of yam he gets 8 years in prison! Where is the justice for the common Nigerian on the street?!!!😡

Yorick said...

another looter has been let scot-free again.

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it seems that efcc and icpc are not doing their work well.

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the have let another of the looters go again. na wa for this country.

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

Welcome to naija!! Smh

Long live LIB

adenrele adekunbi huldah said...

I WANNA FUCK DAVIDO

Olusola Agbaje said...

EFFC/ICPC are NOT d Judiciary or d Judges. They can only do less. It's our Judiciary that is bad & corrupt. It's only a Military regime that can discipline them for real

Vivian Reginalds said...

GOOD
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Anonymous said...

Where you steal phone and get 4yrs imprisonment and then let you free for chopping billions.

tsalz said...

Smiling to d bank..

Anonymous said...

in court you produce evidence so a
person is not criminal because i call you so

Anonymous said...

Efcc and ICPC should do their investigations well before going to court. Sometimes, the accuse dare guilty, but the evidence against them cannot be proved. The law is procedural, it is written. The courts cannot do the work of the lawyers for them. If you handle your case badly, you lose your case. You handle it well, you win.

Anonymous said...

Now you people see why this present administration is arresting all these corrupt judges?...if he's being sent back to jail now..., I know say wahala go dey for....over the verdict we him go get...from our comments judge them...

Anonymous said...

Blame the corrupt judges

Anonymous said...

U dont hv sense ... Efcc and icpc and dss are only witch hunting if not dey would take their time and investigate properly b4 going to court.. if you dnt hv a concrete case and evidence there is no way a judge can help you ... dis govt is a waste i swear

Anonymous said...

U r so unschooled @crazycashbiz but thank goodness u used the word alleged , he has been Proved innocent, discharged n acquitted.

grande master said...

Like seriously, who uses browsing cheat at this age, moron, get a better life

grande master said...

Maybe this efcc folks aren't doing Thier home work well, when you don't gather enough evidence to arrest someone, you simply arrest the person because you have the power to arrest you lose in court. Simple, and it's evident they have being doing so, arresting maliciously. If you don't have hard evidence against someone a good lawyer would be able to save him, that why in overseas the police take Thier time in collaboration of evidence, if it takes them 5years to gather evidence against you they don't mind, provided once they make Thier move they hit it spot on, and the best lawyers would not save you, but though if the judge is currupt it also affects the trial, but the efcc and co are not doing Thier jobs well

Crazycashbiz said...

@anonymous it's obvious you're a complete imbecile! What do you know about being educated! It's fools like you that have kept Nigeria from progressing! Only if you knew who we are referring to! Smh 🤦‍♂️

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