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Former Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Boss, George Turnah, Sentenced to four years in Prison

By Mitchelle Uzorka 

The former Special Assistant to Dan Abia, and former Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), George Turnah has been reportedly sentenced to four years in prison by the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

George Turnah

 

George Turnah was sentenced for failure to make full disclosure of his assets to the EFCC.

 

The offence violated Section 27 (1) & (3)(a) of the EFCC Establishment Act 2004 and punishable under Section 27 (3)(c).

 

Recall that Turnah was arraigned along side his wife, Jennifer Tinipre Turnah, on a four-count amended charge. His wife was later discharged.

 

Turnah was sentenced to two years each on counts 1 & 3.

 

Justice Mohammed said the prosecution established that the convict did not fully disclose his assets and sent Turnah to prison.

 

Turner, was found guilty of failing to disclose his interest as a director and majority shareholder of Ashford Consult and Events Nig. Ltd in the Asset Declaration Form he filled at EFCC.

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