The Registrar of a Magistrate’s Court in Enugu State has been sentenced to three years imprisonment for demanding bribe in the course of discharging his official duty.
Anikwu Ifesinachi was convicted and sentenced by Justice A. A. Nwobodo of Enugu High Court without an option of fine.
The convict was arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, on a two-count charge of demanding and receiving bribe.
Ifesinachi was acused of demanding a bribe of N80,000 from the relation of a suspect before he would process the warrant of release.
The relation went to ICPC and was given marked money. As soon as the accused collected the money, he was arrested by operatives of the commission and subsequently charged.