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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

N360m bribe: Trial of 23 INEC officials arrested during Rivers State re-run elections begins in Abuja (photos)

The trial of 23 INEC staff accused of collecting N360 million in connection with the Rivers State re-run election started today at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

The defendants are facing a seven count criminal charge of money laundering and corruption, contrary to the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011.
The defendants include Shittu Lamido (Shettima), Henry Owokure, Peter Ewatade, Mrs. Mary Tunkoyo Pennap, Gwatana Jibril, Ivase Stephen,  Abdullahi Ogabo, Gayus Hassan, Hussaina Yahaya, James Ogwuche, Karimu Aminu and Adedokun Najeem Ayotunde.
Others are Balogun Funmilayo, Adams Kadiri, Akinwande Adesoji, Lukeman Olabimpe and Tiamiyu R. Arowolo, Akinwoye Amodu, Nwoha Yusuf, Patrick Anuke, Iro Abali, Nwosu Oluchi and Arukwe Chinelo.

In the suit with FHC/ABJ/CR//42/2017, the federal government alleged that the N350m represented proceeds of “Wike’s criminal conduct as well as economic and financial crimes.”

In count 1, the defendants: “All electoral officers and staff of INEC between December 7 to 10, 2016 at Port Harcourt, Rivers State, did conspire to convert the sum of N360,000,000 directly from bribery and corruption in connection with the Rivers State re-run election which took place on December 10, 2016.”

In count 2, prosecution alleged that the accused persons: “Did convert the sum of N360,000,000, being money derived directly from bribery and corruption in connection with the Rivers State rerun election, which took place on December 10, 2016, with the aim of concealing the illicit origin of the money.




3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a welcome development. The hypocrisy of the south south leaders is shameful. look at the high cost of living in Uyo. You cant get fruits cheap. Even coconuts that the governor plans to export is N150 for a small miserable one. The facilities and infrastructure is deplorable. Just empty propaganda....

dee boi said...

Who gave you them the money nah?... dee

Tayo said...

Okay now... let us see who is going to get convicted.
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