The Anti-Corruption Criminal Justice Center’s (ACJC) appeal court on Sunday sentenced Abdul Ghafar Dawi, head of Dawi Oil Ltd, to oversix years in prison after he was found guilty of corruption and embezzlement relating to fuel contracts.
The court also sentenced Dawi Oil Company’s deputy head Mohammad Asghar Ghiyasi to five years in prison.
According to the court’s decision, Davi and Ghiyasi also have to repay over $21 million USD to government.
Davi’s case not only involved himself and his deputy, but also involved former administrative head of the transport ministry Abdul Razaq Zulalai who was sentenced to two and half years in prison.
The misuse of authority, embezzlement and fraud in cooperation with government employees were charges the court reviewed in the past two days.
“Based on article 58 of the criminal code, Abdul Razaq Zulalai is sentenced to two and half years in prison and 6,000 AFs fine, Abdul Ghafar Dawi sentenced to six years and eight months in prison and 6,000 AFs fine, and Mohammad Asghar Ghiyasi sentenced to five years and eight months in prison and 6,000 AFs fine,” head of ACJC appeal court Anisa Rasuli said.
The men however rejected the allegations against them.
“I was caught in political conspiracies and that is why today I am standing in front of you,” said Dawi.
Dawi and his deputy were also found guilty on charges of embezzlement in fuel contracts, ignoring court orders and failure to pay taxes.