Saulawa claimed that the money was for the purchase of bidding documents. It was further alleged that after obtaining the money, the convict cut all contacts with the complainant.
In the course of prosecution, EFCC counsel Sa’ad Hanafi Sa’ad called three witnesses and tendered many exhibits.
After both parties closed their case on the 3rd of October, 2017, final written addresses were adopted and the case was subsequently adjourned to December 29 for judgement.
In his judgement, Justice Tukur said he was convinced that the prosecution had proved the case beyond reasonable doubt and pronounced the accused guilty as charged.
Saulawa was accordingly convicted and sentenced to seven years imprisonment without option of fine.