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Ohakim's trial for money laundering commences

21 October 2015, 15:09

Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commenced the prosecution of a former Governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, for alleged money laundering charges, Channelstv reports.

Ohakim is facing a three-count charge of money laundering, arising from his alleged purchase of a house at Asokoro District of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, with cash payment of dollar equivalent of 270 million Naira in November 2008.

Also read: Court to rule on ex-Governor Ohakim’s bail application

The first prosecution witness, Dauda Ishaya, a Senior Detective Superintendent with the EFCC, who was led in evidence by the prosecution counsel, Festus Keyamo, accused Ohakim of initially lying to be a tenant in the property until he was confronted with the statements of those who were involved in the purchase of the property.

After the hearing on Tuesday, the case was adjourned till November 12, 2015 for continuation.

Read more at Channelstv

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