Thursday, 3 December 2015

EFCC Arraigns Ex NIMASA DG 'Akpobolokemi' For Stealing N3.4bn

Former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi, and nine others have been arraigned for converting N3.4bn for their own purposes.

EFCC arraigned the suspects, before Justice Saliu Saidu of the Federal High Court in Lagos.
The others are – Captain Ezekiel Agaba, Ekene Nwakuche, Felix Bob-Nabena, Capt. Warredi Enisuoh, Governor Juan, Ugo Fredrick, Timi Alari and two companies Al-Kenzo Limited and Peniel Engineering Services Limited.
According to the charge dated November 20, signed by Festus Keyamo and Rotimi Iseoluwa, the accused persons converted the sums between December 2013 and July 15 this year.
In count one, the defendants allegedly “conspired among themselves to commit an offence, to wit: conversion of the sum of ‎N1,151,214,000.00, property of NIMASA, which sum was derived from stealing.”
EFCC said on December 23, 2013, the defendants allegedly converted N861.5million. On July 7 and 15 this year, they allegedly converted N235.4million.
Akpobolokemi, Agaba, Nwakuche and Al-Kenzo were also accused of converting N60million which they “derived from stealing.”
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