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Court Registrar Gets 3-Yr Jail Term Over N80,000 Bribe

The Registrar of a Magistrate’s Court in Enugu State has been sentenced to three years imprisonment for demanding bribe in the course of discharging his official duty.
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Anikwu Ifesinachi was convicted and sentenced by Justice A. A. Nwobodo of Enugu High Court without an option of fine.
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The convict was arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, on a two-count charge of demanding and receiving bribe.
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Ifesinachi was acused of demanding a bribe of N80,000 from the relation of a suspect before he would process the warrant of release.
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The relation went to ICPC and was given marked money. As soon as the accused collected the money, he was arrested by operatives of the commission and subsequently charged.

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