Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of the Federal High Court Lagos Friday convicted Mr. Raymond Omatseye, a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) over a N1.5 billion contract scam during his tenure.
The judge subsequently sentenced him to 5 years in prison.
He was charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a 27-count charge bordering on bid rigging and contract splitting.
Mr. Omatseye was found guilty in counts 1-20, 23, 24 and 26, while he was freed on counts 21, 22, and 27.
He was sentenced to 5 years on each of the counts without an option of fine.