June 25, 2018

Alleged N1.2bn fraud: FG asks court to seize Peace Corps’ asset (Punch)

Alleged N1.2bn fraud: FG asks court to seize Peace Corps’ asset (Punch)

The Federal Government, on Wednesday, urged the Federal High Court in Abuja to make an order of interim forfeiture to enable it to take over the assets and the headquarters of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, in Abuja pending the determination of the criminal case against the group and its commandant, Dickson Akor.

The Federal Government, through the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, also on Wednesday amended the charges it earlier preferred against Akor and Peace Corps, reducing the number of counts from 90 to 13.

The prosecution accused Akor and Peace Corps of money laundering and fraud involving the sum of N1.2bn allegedly obtained from unsuspecting Nigerians. Read more

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