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Ex-NIMASA boss Akpobolokemi arraigned on fifth charge

26 January 2016, 06:44

Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has once again arraigned former Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Director-General Patrick Akpobolokemi on 13 counts of alleged theft, Punch reports.

Arraigned alongside six others on Monday, Akpobolokemi is facing charges relating to the alleged theft of N754.7 million.

In his first arraignment, the NIMASA boss was brought before the court on 30 counts of alleged N3.4 billion fraud, following which he appeared in court again on 22 counts of alleged N2.6 billion fraud.

Also read: Fraud: 25 witnesses to testify against Tompolo

Akpobolokemi is currently facing 40 counts of alleged N34 billion fraud before Justice Buba, with the fresh charge only adding to the list.

Akpobolokemi is expected to take his plea on February 8, alongside former Niger Delta militant leader Government Ekpemupolo, commonly known as Tompolo.

Read more at Punch

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