Alleged N1.2bn fraud: Court remands former INEC chairman, Maurice Iwu, in EFCC custody 

A Federal High Court, today, ordered the remand of former chairman of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Maurice Mmaduakolam Iwu, in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), till tomorrow, Friday, when his bail application would be heard and decided. Justice (Professor) Chuka Austine Obiozor, ordered the remand of the former Nigeria’s electoral umpire in EFCC custody, after his plea was taken on four counts money laundering charge made against him. EFCC had arraigned Iwu before the court on charges bordering on aiding and  concealment…

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PDP chieftain, 2 INEC officials rearraigned over N179.8m fraud

The Deputy National Chairman (South) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Yemi Akinwonmi alongside two officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were today, rearraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, on alleged N179.8 million fraud. The two INEC officials who were rearraigned by the Economic and Financial  Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside Akinwommi are: Dickson Atiba and Ogunmodede Oladayo. The three defendants were first arraigned before Justice Sule Hassan, on July 30, 2018, during the court’s annual vacation, while they were granted bail by Justice (Professor) Chuka Austine Obiozor,…

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