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Prosecution opens case in ex-NIMASA DG’s trial

18 February 2016, 14:28

Lagos - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday called its first witness in the trial of a former Director-General of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi.

He was arraigned with nine others, including two companies, before Justice Saliu Saidu of the Federal High Court in Lagos.

The charge is different from the one before Justice Ibrahim Buba, in which five witnesses have testified for the EFCC.

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

In the case before Justice Saidu, Akpobolokemi and others were accused of conspiring to convert N3.4 billion belonging to NIMASA, which the commission said “was derived from stealing”.

The others are Captain Ezekiel Agaba, Ekene Nwakuche, Felix Bob-Nabena, Captain Warredi Enisuoh, Governor Juan, Ugo Fredrick, Timi Alari and two companies – Al-Kenzo Limited and Peniel Engineering Services Limited.

Justice Saidu adjourned for ruling and continuation of trial on Thursday.

Source: Nation

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