The former governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Solomon Peters Alamieyeseigha who had been under EFCC custody for close to two years, earlier today pleaded guilty to charges of corruption and money laundering brought against him by the EFCC.
A judge of the Federal High Court,Justice Mohammed Shuaibu sentenced the former governor to 2-years in prison. According to the prison calendar, it's expected that DSP Alamieyeseigha will be free from detention having spent two years in Federal custody. He is expected to face his health problems described as "terrible" by a source.
His sentencing ends series of behind the scenes negotiations between his lawyer, Mr. Okpoko (SAN), EFCC and his successor Goodluck Jonathan.
It is not clear if the British authorities will commence extradition requests over DSP's pending criminal proceedings in London from which he jumped bail two years ago.
Also, in Lagos, former governor of Enugu State Chimaroke Nnamani was formerly charged before Justice Peter Olayiwola today on charges of corruption and money laundering, the ex-governor was indicted by the EFCC for stealing close to N6 billion from the treasury of Enugu state, proceeds with which he bought 172 houses and invested in several businesses that are now confiscated by the EFCC through a court order.
In Abuja today, the former governor of Taraba state was granted bail with tough conditionality. that may see him go back to jail. He is required to produce three sureties with deposits of N100 million