Lucky Igbinedion’s Brother Sentenced To 3 Years Imprisonment Over N25bn Scam


A Federal High Court in Aduwawa Benin city has sentenced Michael Igbinedion to a three year jail term with an option of three million Naira fine.

Justice J. Liman of the Federal High Court Benin, also sentenced a former Personal Assistant to former Governor Lucky Igbinedion, Michael’s brother, to two years in prison without an option of fine.

Michael Igbinedion alongside Eboigbodin alongside their companies; Gava Corporation Limited; Romrig Nigeria Limited; PML Securities Company Limited and PML Nigeria Limited, were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on an 81-count charge including money laundering, misappropriation of funds, conspiracy and abuse of office.

The EFCC had taken the convicted persons and their companies to court over an alleged 25 billion Naira fraud committed while Lucky Igbinedion was governor of Edo State.