Alleged N2.6bn fraud: Appeal Court acquits ex-NIMASA DG, Akpobolokemi (Punch)

Alleged N2.6bn fraud: Appeal Court acquits ex-NIMASA DG, Akpobolokemi (Punch)

The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, has discharged and acquitted a former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Patrick Akpobolokemi, who was charged with an alleged fraud of N2.6bn.

In a lead judgment on Friday by Justice Yargatta Nimpar, a three-man appellate court panel upheld the no-case submission filed by Akpolokemi in response to the criminal charges.The Appeal Court overruled the decision of Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court in Lagos, who, on October 16, 2017, dismissed Akpobolokemi’s no-case submission. Read more

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