Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Another N40billion Alleged Theft by Ex-NIMASA DG, Akpobolokemi, Uncovered by EFCC.

Patrick Akpobolokemi, a former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, and others have been  slammed with two separate charges by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. This happened a day after he was re-arrested in front of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos.

In one of the new charges filed before a Federal High Court in Lagos, Mr. Akpobolokemi faces 40 counts of fraud and money laundering to the tune of N34.5billion.

In the second charge filed before a Lagos State High Court, Mr. Akpobolokemi is accused of stealing N600million.

Both cases are yet to be assigned even as the embattled former NIMASA chief battle to secure his release on bail, pending arraignment in court.

Mr. Akpobolokemi was bundled by security operatives into a waiting bus outside the court, Monday, after he refused their directives to return with them to the EFCC office.

The former Director General was re-arrested after Justice Buba Ibrahim adjourned his trial to January 18, 2016.

The EFCC had instituted criminal charges to the tune of N2.3 billion against Mr. Akpobolokemi and five others before Mr. Buba.

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