Olisa Metuh, a former spokesman of the PDP, has been sentenced to 39 years in prison for money laundering.
Okon Abang, judge of a federal high court Abuja, handed down the sentence on Tuesday.
The judge had earlier found him guilty of the seven-count charge filed against him by EFCC, which accused him of illegally receiving N400 million from the office of the national security adviser.
The money was meant to fight the war against Boko Haram but was diverted.
On counts one and two, Metuh bagged seven years each, on count three, five years; count four, seven years; counts five and six, three years each and he got seven years for count 7.
The judge held that all the years are to run concurrently, meaning Metuh would spend seven years in prison.
The judge decried that dissipating public funds has eaten so deep into the society, requiring drastic action that would lead to national rebirth.