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N2.8bn Fraud: Trial of Ex-NBC Boss, Mba, Others Begin

The trial of a former Director-General of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission, NBC, Emeka Mba who is facing a 15-count charge of money laundering and procurement fraud to the tune of N2.8billion commenced on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, presenting its first witness, John Ejim Mba is standing trial alongside a former Director of Finance of NBC, Patrick Areh; Basil Udotai (trading in the name and style of Technology Advisors) and Babatunde Amure (trading in name and style of Divine Partners) before Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja. They were alleged to have at various times connived and transferred state funds to the tune of N2.9billion from the account of NBC through various proxies for personal gains. Mba was also alleged to have used his office as former DG to award contracts without following due procurement process.

ICPC asks Court to Remand Civil Servant in Prison for Evading...

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Ex-AGF, Olujimi Accuses FG of Frustrating Dasuki Trial

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CJ Overrules Judge over Suswam

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EFCC Arraigns Belgore, Ex -Minister for Alleged Money Laundering

The defendants are alleged to have made a payment of Fifty Million Naira (N50, 000, 000. 00) to one Sheriff Shagaya and also taken possession of the sum of Four Hundred and Fifty Million Naira (N450, 000, 000. 000) without going through a financial institution. One of the counts reads, “that you, Muhammed Dele Belgore (SAN) and Professor Abubakar Sulaiman on or about the 27th day of March, 2015, in Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court conspired amongst yourselves to directly take possession of the N450, 000, 000. 00 (Four Hundred and Fifty Million Naira) which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 18(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and punishable under Section 15(3) & 4 of the same Act”. Another count reads, “that you, Muhammed Dele Belgore (SAN) and Professor Abubakar Sulaiman on or about the 27th day of March, 2015 in Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court directly took possession of the sum of N450, 000, 000. 00 (Four Hundred and Fifty Million Naira) which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15(2)(d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and punishable under Section 15(3) and 4 of the Same Act”. The defendants pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charges preferred against them. In view of their plea, counsel to the first defendant, Ebun Shofunde, (SAN) prayed the court to grant bail to his client based on self recognizance. “He is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and not likely to jump any bail; he has been faithful to the administrative bail granted him and will make sure to stand his trial”, he said. In the same manner, counsel to the second defendant, Chief Bolaji Ayorinde, (SAN) also prayed the court to grant his client bail on self recognizance. “He is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Abuja and was once a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, he submitted himself to the EFCC and never jumped the administrative bail granted him”, he said. Rotimi Oyedepo, counsel to the EFCC did not oppose bail but asked the court to grant the defendants bail in terms that will compel them to be available for trial.

SERAP Sues Fashola to Name Contractors who Disappeared with Project Money

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EFCC Docks Nine for Illegal Dealing in Petroleum Products

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EFCC Arraigns Ex-NLNG Cooperative Chief, Four Others for N207m...

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 arraigned Julius Ola Peters, Emeka Iloegbunam, Ijeoma David Alanza, Dinijocs Nigeria Limited...

Court Orders Ex-MINT Boss, Okoyomon’s Extradition To UK

Justice E. S Chukwu of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja on Monday, May 4, 2015 ordered the extradition of Emmanuel Okoyomon,...

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