Two Chinese citizens have been sentenced to prison in Nigeria over alleged corruption.
The suspects are Meng Wei Kun and Xu Kuai.
The Court of Appeal in Sokoto State found them guilty of the charges against them and passed three years imprisonment on them, Rant HQ learnt.
It was gathered that the Chinese nationals were earlier arraigned before the Federal High Court sitting in Sokoto on a 3- Count charge bordering on Conspiracy, Money Laundering and attempted bribery.
The convicts were said to have offered an N50 million bribe to the Sokoto Zonal Command officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The lower court, however, discharged and acquitted them of the said charges which necessitated an appeal by the anti-graft agency.
Delivering judgment on Friday, Justice Abubakar Mahmud Talba, held that the respondents tried to frustrate the Appeal through maneuverings, stating that “Gone are the days of technicalities in Law”.
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