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Saturday, 15 November 2014

N25bn Fraud: Igbinedion, Others will know fate January 30 - EFCC

Find the EFCC press release below.... 
Federal High Court sitting in Benin, Edo State yesterday reserved ruling in the N25billion money laundering and abuse of office charge brought against Micheal Igbinedion and Charles Eboigbodin by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for January 30, 2015.
Justice J. Liman on Friday November 14, 2014, fixed the January 30 date for judgement after the adoption of written addresses by counsel: Rotimi Jacob SAN for the prosecution and Mike Ozekhome SAN, Ricky Tafa SAN and Barr. Richard O. Ahonaruogo for the accused persons

 The accused persons along with their companies: Gava Corporation Limited; Romrig Nigeria Limited; PML Securities Company Limited and PML Nigeria Limited, were arraigned by the anti- graft agency on a 81-count charge bothering on Money Laundering, Misappropriation of funds, conspiracy and Abuse of office.

While addressing the court, Jacobs hinged his submission on the testimonies of prosecution witnesses which, according to him, corroborated the charge, with emphasis on the several public funds deposited into private accounts, and how government funds were used to repay loans collected by former governor Lucky Igbinedion while he was in office. 

Jacobs then prayed the court to "accept the prosecution’s case as presented and convict the accused persons as charged".
But before closing his address, the prosecuting counsel called the attention of the court to the inability of the bailiff to serve the summon earlier issued by it on the former Edo State governor, who failed to present himself in court, after the Appeal Court decision in April, asking him to return to the High Court for trial.
Jacobs disclosed that all efforts by the bailiff to serve Lucky Igbinedion with the summon, met a brick wall as  he was always turned back from the gate by security men who told him on all occasions that Igbinedion was out of town.

The EFCC counsel then prayed the court to permit a substituted service of the summon on the last known address of Igbinedion.
"May I apply that the first accused person be served by allowing the prosecution paste the notice at the known address,” he said.

But Justice Liman advised the prosecuting counsel to make an application. According to him, "the summon has expired, you can reapply or ask for a substituted service as there are other means of service. Prosecution must make another application."

Wilson Uwujaren
Head, Media & Publicity
14th November, 2014

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Abeg na them sabi. CHI.

Fkxclusive.com said...

OMG! WHAT ISIS REALLY WANTS

Unknown said...

How I wish other corrupt politician would face the same thing

#king said...

Loot money after all u guys wont work with it..Fine..But the amount here is tooo much..Greed at its peak..U have money enough for u and ur generation still u steal more.......................................#KingOfKings #6ixGod

Anonymous said...

so dis case still dey on since 1835? Se na bcos no be foul thief we una go don tag ten yrs inprisonment abi? Nigerian judiciary i hail una ooooo. This is why our society remain decay and unfixable cos those that ve the responsibility of checkmating our excesses(judiciary) are more corrupt dan those accused before dem.hmmmmmmm.how did we get here?

Anonymous said...

Should be LUCKY IGBINEDION not MICHAEL

Anonymous said...

Let them support good luck second term and every thing will be forgotten like FFK case.

Toni said...

Laughing in vanacular.....which yeye fate under gej? Error...except they re sided with the opposition which if that is true. They would have decamped to pdp

Unknown said...

No need investigating or a trial
Just throw their corrupt asses in prison
They re guilty as charged




.....SƖεεkz

Anonymous said...

We all know nothing will happen to them, is it not Nigeria?

APPLE said...

This man is a real thief.

Unknown said...

Super story
Ineffective organisation

BORN TO SHINE!!!

jslimz said...

No be today we start start dey hear dis tinx

Anonymous said...

Bad:see two big girls disgraced and molested for stealing sandals!pics/video

ary said...

We dey wait

Unknown said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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I swear money dey naija....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Anonymous said...

All this one EFCC is saying bullshit. After few month of court hearing and bribery, case will close n the next thing u hear is he going 4 one public position and they will cover the stories up.GOd bless Nigeria.

Awon Stephen Oshi said...

He's innocent.

@MEETD®EALEVANS™ said...

Lucky pls forget it, the judgement memo is currently on his fathers table been edited...

@reuben abati1990 said...

Na soft landing na hin sure pass!Barawo banza da' iska!

Subomi said...

absolutely noting will happen

Hembafan said...

Hmmmmm

Anonymous said...

when is benue state governor facing efcc?

Otuonye Chidera said...

CHAI! this man is now old by force, evil is never good, therefore, everyone here should repent, Linda and you too

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Joy Adeniyi said...

Well deserved! That suits you really fine.

snowflix said...

We all know where the story will end #onelovefromSnow#

Anonymous said...

See him Neck

amaka said...

At last! Lucky, hand don meet you. Buhahahahahha. But we all know na. Esama go do the needful cos u are too dull to pull this kind of thing off. *spoiltdullchild*

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