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Abuja court to rule on Prisons accountant's fate

16 April 2015, 11:14Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - Imaobong Akon Esu-Nte , an accountant with the Nigeria Prisons Service, will learn her fate later on Thursday when the Federal High Court convenes in Maitama.

She is accused alongside Olukolade Olabamiji, a businessman and Mohammed Abdulkadir, their counsel.

The accused persons alongside their companies: Royal Mall Nigeria Limited, Transferase Ventures and I.D Integrated Petroleum were docked on an 11-count charge of conspiracy, forgery, abuse of office and money laundering.

Also Read: Suspect nabbed for defrauding Asian businessman

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is seeking their prosecution for the alleged offences said to be running to millions of Naira.

Akon Esu-Nte and her accomplices, allegedly laundered funds from the Nigeria Prisons Service into the accounts of companies where she has interests, including Abasiaga Global Resources Limited.
Several of the transactions were carried out in connivance with her account officer, Mohammed Abdulkadir.

Justice Chukwu has adjourned hearing on the bail application to later Thursday while ordering the defence counsel to take custody of the accused.

- CAJ News


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