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Ex-Top Government Official Sentenced To 7 Years Imprisonment

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), formerly the National Maritime Authority (NMA) is responsible for regulations related to Nigerian shipping, maritime labor and coastal waters. The agency also undertakes inspections and provides search and rescue services. The governing board includes representatives of the Ministry of Labour, the Ministry of Transport and the Navy.

Just recently, the former executive director at the NIMASA, Ezekiel Bala Agaba has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment.

According to the reports, the former executive director was found guilty of money laundering by a Federal High court in Lagos.

Agaba was accused of looting about N1.5 billion from the agency.

The reports came on Wednesday, 15th of july, 2020 that he was sentenced to seven years imprisonment.

Actually, imprisonment in law is the specific state of being physically incarcerated or confined in an institutional setting such as a prison.

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Ezekiel Bala Agaba Federal High Lagos NMA National Maritime Authority


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