Federal High Court sitting in Jos on Tuesday sentenced a former Minister of Water Resources, Sarah Ochekpe, to three months imprisonment.
Ochekpe, who served as Minister under former President Goodluck Jonathan, was sentenced alongside a former chairman of the People Democratic Party in Plateau state, Raymond Dabo, and the Plateau State Coordinator of Jonathan Campaign Organization, Leo-Sunday Jitong.
The three accused persons had been standing trial since 2018 in a case of money laundering and conspiracy brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission amounting to over N450 million.
Ochekpe was a Nigerian Politician from Plateau State. She was the Minister of Water Resources from 2011 to 2015.
She hails from the family of Ali Reng Madugben in Foron, a district of Barikin Ladi Local government area of Plateau State.
The convict (Ochekpe) had her first degree in political science from Ahmadu Bello University, then a master’s degree in public administration from University of Jos.
She also has post graduate qualifications from Aberdeen College of Commerce and Nigerian Institute of Journalism.