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A former commissioner for transport in Imo State, Lasbery Okafor-Anyanwu, was on Tuesday sentenced to three years in jail.

Anyanwu, who served under former Governor Rochas Okorocha, was found guilty of diverting N180 million of state funds into a private company account where he was a major shareholder and sole signatory when he superintended and doubled as Commissioner for transport and the Chairman Interim committee of the Imo State Transport Company (ITC), contrary to section 12 and 19 of the ICPC act 2020.

The Judge, K. A Lewanya, , held that the convict was found guilty of fraud , looting of public funds and stealing and ordered him to return N180 million found in his account to the state transport firm.

Okafor-Anyanwu, from Oru East Local Government Area is the elder brother to Prince Marshall Okafor Anyanwu, who was chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state and the current state chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

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