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Ex-NIMASA boss faces charges over N2.6bn fraud

19 January 2016, 17:45

Abuja - Former Managing Director of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Patrick Akpobolokemi, appeared in court on Monday over alleged N2.6 billion stolen by him, Vanguard reports.

Akpobolokemi, who was accused of defrauding the Federal Government to the tune of N795.2 million, was arraigned before Justice Ibrahim Buba alongside three others - Captain Ezekiel Agaba, Ekene Nwakuche, Governor Juan and three companies, namely Blockz and Stonz Limited, Kenzo Logistics Limited and Al-Kenzo Logistic Limited.

Also read:Ex-NIMASA boss' and Tompolo's corruption trials to resumes in Lagos

The companies are Global West Vessel Specialist Limited, Odimiri Electricals Limited, Boloboere Property and Estate Limited, Destre Consult Limited. T

The suspects allegedly diverted the sum of N34 billion which accrued from the public private partnership agreement between NIMASA and Global West Vessel Specialist Limited for personal use.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) in the charge had claimed that the accused persons converted a total of N2 658 957 666 between December 23, 2013 and May 28 this year to their personal use.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

Read more at Vanguard

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