Some Nigerians are already looking past the conviction to what happens next, perhaps disillusioned by other unsolved instances of alleged corruption involving higher-ranking government officials, including a current state governor affiliated with president Muhammadu Buhari’s government who was captured on video appearing to take a bribe in dollars (said governor’s wife was arrested by the EFCC for a different matter last month.)

And as rival security agencies tussled for Maina’s custody after the judgment, it seemed to counter expectations that he will suffer serious loss for his crime.

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