Ex Kwarapoly council chair, Saadu Alanamu finally regains freedom 

By  Jimoh Sulyman
The convicted ex Chairman of the Governing council of the kwara state polytechnic,Ilorin, Dr. Saadu Koroagba Alanamu has finally been released from Prison.
According to a family member who spoke to National pilot on the condition of anonymity, Alanamu has now safely returned back home to his family members.
He said, “we give thanks to almighty Allah, Dr (Alanamu) is back at home with the family, he came home today (Monday) in the evening , the entire Family are in ecstatic mood right now”.
Alanamu finally breath the air of freedom on Monday as he was released from Oke-Kura Correctional Centre since he was granted pardon by President Muhammadu Buhari in April.
According to the official documents released in April, Alanamu was pardoned on the ground of ill-health and being beneficial to the Society
It would be recalled that National Pilot have earlier reported on the reason for the delay in the release of Alanamu from the correctional facility he is housed in Ilorin.
According to a top correctional officer who spoke to the medium under anonymity,the delay in the release was because of delay in the arrival his letter of release from Abuja.
He said, “They only announced his name in the news, they are yet send his letter. We are expecting the letter from Abuja and if the letter gets to Ilorin today, he is going to be released today.
” If his letter get to us 6pm today, he us going to be released. It is the letter that is delaying his release from the correctional center.” the correctional officer said.
Alanamu was previously convicted of bribery by the Federal High Court in 2019, a verdict that was challenged up to Supreme Court, which also validated the 12-year jail term handed down to Alanamu by the Lower Court.
He was investigated by ICPC on allegations of receiving N5 million bribe from a contractor, Salman Sulaiman, the Chief Executive Director of Namylas Nig. Ltd, as a kickback for the award of contracts in Kwarapoly.
They were subsequently tried before the judge, Mahmud Abdulgafar, of Kwara State High Court, in Ilorin, on eight counts of bribery, where they both pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
But the court during trial was informed of how Alanamu ensured that the contract for the construction and furnishing of an auditorium in Kwara State Polytechnic, at the cost of N182.3 million, was awarded to a company belonging to his friend when it was not qualified to execute the contract.
The judge however found Alanamu guilty and sentenced him to seven years imprisonment on counts 2 and 3, and five years with hard labour on counts 1, 4, and 5, without an option of a fine, a judgement that was later upheld by the Apex court.
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