The Independent Commission on Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses (ICPC) obtained the conviction of Mr. Dasel Nanjwan, an employee of the Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA).
Nanjwan, an engineer, was sentenced to three years in prison by the Calabar Court of Appeal Division for holding private interests in a 342 million naira contract to replace warehouses and factories in the Calabar Free Trade Zone.
Nanjwan was a member of the federal government’s technical committee involved in a negotiation with General Electric (GE) Africa on investments in the Calabar Free Zone as well as the owner and sole signatory of the account of Kwop-ri Services, the company that won the contract.
The defendant was first brought to justice by the ICPC in a Calabar High Court presided over by Judge Emily Ibok on a five-count charge that includes knowingly holding private interests in a $ 342 million contract. naira in connection with an office for which he is employed, a contrary and punishable offense. under section 12 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Act 2000.
In a judgment rendered in Calabar High Court by Judge Emily Ibok on May 19, 2019, the defendant was acquitted and acquitted of all charges.
Dissatisfied with the judgment, the ICPC appealed to the Calabar Division of the Court of Appeal.
The Court of Appeal, in a unanimous judgment, overturned the lower court’s decision and sentenced the accused to three years in prison, according to an ICPC statement.