Unlucky Deputy Comptroller & Inspector of Prison jailed 3 years for oil theft

February 26, 2015 11:49 am

Find the press statement below…

Justice C. O Ogisi of Delta State High Court, Sapele, on Wednesday
February 25, 2015 convicted and sentenced a former Deputy Comptroller in
charge of Ogwashi-Uku Prison in Delta State, DCP Diete Wure Wisdom and a
Senior Inspector of Prison, Ayamede Peter to three years imprisonment
for stealing 27, 200 litres of automotive gas oil stored in exhibit
trucks, left in the custody of the prison.

They were prosecuted on a 4-count charge by the
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on the strength of
evidence that the duo conspired to sell products in three exhibits
trucks: Mack tanker with registration number XD 605 JJT and Man Diesel
Lorries with registration numbers, XD 789 ENU and XD 620 FGG, filled
with AGO.

The petitioner had alleged said that after the sale of the products, the
drums and the tankers were refilled with water on the directives of
DCP Diete.

Upon their arraignment on November 1, 2013, the convicts had pleaded not
guilty to all the charges.

One of the counts read, “That you Wisdom Wure Diete and Peter Ayamede
while being a Deputy Comptroller of Prisons in charge of Ogwashi-Uku
prison and a Senior Inspector of Prison respectively on or about April
2012 at Ogwashi-Uku Judicial Division did steal 27,200 litres of
Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) being the content of the 134 (One Hundred and
Thirty Four) drums of 200 litres each loaded in a truck with
registration number: XN 789 ENU, valued at about N4, 02,000.00 property
of the Federal Republic of kept for safe keeping with the
Nigerian Prison Service Ogwashi-Uku which you were in charge and thereby
committed an offence contrary to section 390 and punishable under
Section 390 (5)(8)(b) & (9) of the Criminal Code Law CAP C21 Laws of
Delta State of Nigeria 2006”.

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