The federal high court in Bauchi has sentenced Saleh Gamawa and Aminu Gadiya, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains in the state, to three years in prison over a N142 million election bribe scam.
A two-count charge was preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The duo were accused of receiving the aforementioned sum to influence the outcome of the presidential election in Bauchi in 2015.
In a statement on Saturday, EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren said a judge of the court, Hassan Dikko handed down the sentence to the convicts on March 2.
Uwujaren said the duo were first arraigned on June 4, 2018 and re-arraigned on October 16, 2018.
They had pleaded “not guilty” when they were arraigned on the charges.
In delivering judgment, the EFCC spokesperson quoted the judge as saying that the sum received by the duo is “well in excess of the legal threshold designated by law”.