December 13, 2017

Money laundering: Court gives EFCC nod to arraign ex-AGF, Otunla, others Jan 27 (Vanguard)

Money laundering: Court gives EFCC nod to arraign ex-AGF, Otunla, others Jan 27 (Vanguard)

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday, gave the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the leave to arraign former Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr. Jonah Otunla on a five-count money laundering charge. Trial Justice Nnamdi Dimgba fixed January 22, 2018, for Otunla who was charged alongside eight companies- Gold Reef Industries Limited, Lambster Nigeria Limited, G.C Electronic Limited, Sinmilak Nigeria Limited, Wehsac Farms Limited, Shepherded Field Global Resources Limited and Stellavera Development Company Limited- to enter his plea. The trial was adjourned till next year after counsel to the former AGF, Mr. Adeola Adeife, informed the court that his client was critically down with an undisclosed illness. EFCC alleged that the erstwhile AGF illegally diverted N2billion from the account of the Office of the National Security, ONSA, domiciled with the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN. Read more

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