Appeal Court Overturns Conviction Of Ex-NIMASA DG, Omatseye

The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos has overturned the five-year conviction of a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Raymond Omatseye, for the appellate court discharged and acquitted Mr Omatseye of all the 24 counts for which he was convicted at the Federal High Court, Lagos.
In discharging Mr Omatseye, the appeal court set aside the May 20, 2016, judgment of Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia which convicted the ex-NIMASA DG on charges bordering on bid rigging and contract splitting.
Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia had found Omatseye culpable in a N1.5billion contract scam.

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