Wednesday, July 8, 2015

EFCC arrests Ohakin, arraign Nyako, son for money laundering

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 arrested a former Governor of Imo State, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, and a former Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako (retd), and his son, Abdulazeez.
An operative of the commission, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the two governors and Abdulazeez were being held by the commission for corruption related offences.
The Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the arrest of the two former governors and Nyako’s son.
He said Nyako, his son and Ohakim were billed to appear in court on Wednesday.
When asked whether the two governors and Abdulazee were in custody of the commission, he said “yes, they are due in court today.”
On Wednesday, July 08, 2015 the Federal High Court in Abuja ordered that the former Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako, and his son, who were arraigned in the court for alleged money laundering be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, which dragged them before the court.
Nyako and his son are contending against 37 counts of money laundering.
The accused have pleaded not guilty to 17 of the charges.
The accused are to be remanded in custody till Friday when their bail application will be heard following an application by the ex-governor’s counsel, Kanu Agabi, SAN, pleading for time to familiarize with the charges.