Thursday, 14 January 2016

EFCC bows, to arraign Metuh


Metuh

Apparently bowing to pressure over the continued detention of the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to arraign him soon.

A source from the commission informed The Guardian yesterday that the EFCC is currently working on arraigning the lawyer-politician, who has since admitted to receiving N400 million in the raging corruption probe.

The EFCC says it will today, at the Federal High Court in Lagos arraign former Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo and former Director General of Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi.

According to the spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, the two, alongside, Kime Engozu, Rex Elem, Gregory Mbonu and Captain Warredi Enisuoh and four companies- Global
West Vessel Specialist Limited, Odimiri Electricals Limited, Boloboere Property and Estate Limited, Destre Consult Limited- are to be arraigned on a 40-count charge of alleged money laundering, conspiracy, stealing and diversion of funds.

“The suspects allegedly diverted the sum of N34 billion which accrued from the Public Private Partnership agreement between NIMASA and Global West Vessel Specialist Limited for personal use,” Uwujaren said, adding that the commission had secured an order of the Federal High Court to serve the summons and charge on Tompolo by substituted means as “the suspect has continuously evaded service.”






Guardian

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