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Delta labour boss up for abuse of office

14 November 2014, 08:07Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The case against Director General of the Delta State Direct Labour Agency (DLA), Emmanuel Odafe Igbinin, who is accused of false declaration of assets, will be heard later this month.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned him before Justice Agomoh of the Federal High Court Port Harcourt, River State on a three-count charge.

EFCC is investigating a case of abuse of office and money laundering.

It is alleged Igbinin knowingly failed to make full disclosure of his assets including his bank account number in the Assets Declaration Form he filled  at the EFCC thereby committing an offence contrary to section 27 (1) of the EFCC Establishment Act 2004 and punishable under section 27(3) of the same Act."

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Igbin however pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Agomoh has granted the accused person bail in the sum of N1million with two sureties in like sum.

One of the sureties must be a senior civil servant of level 10 and above.  

The sureties must own properties and reside within jurisdiction of court. The case was adjourned to November 24, 25 and December 1 and 2, 2014 for commencement of trial.

- CAJ News


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