A Deputy Director of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Auwal Jibrin has been sentenced to a six year jail term for receiving bribes.

He was convicted alongside one Garba Ismaila who also bagged seven years in jail for the same office by Justice Yusuf Birnin-Kudu of Jigawa State High Court in Gumel

Both men has been brought before the court by the EFCC, for benefiting from the $115.010m largesse of a former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, in the run-up to the 2015 presidential election.

According to the EFCC both men received N45 Million from the sum of N250M which had been shared in Jigawa state to influence the 2015 elections.

Although both men had pleaded not guilty, the Justice Birnin-Kudu said that the prosecution had been able to prove that they were indeed guilty of the office and thus sentenced them both.

The judge further ordered the final forfeiture of the recovered monies and property attached to the investigation with the exception of a three-bedroom flat attached at No. 1 Hadejia Road, Birnin Kudu , Jigawa State.