N179.8m fraud: Defence lawyer’s absence stalls trial of PDP chieftain, 2 INEC staff 

Further hearing in the trial of the deputy National Chairman (South) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Yemi Akinwonmi and two officials of Ogun State office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over alleged N179.8 million fraud, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, Thursday, suffered a set back due to the absence of their counsel, Mr. Ahmed Raji (SAN). Raji (SAN) had written a letter to court for an adjournment, as he stated that he was advised by his doctor to take medical rest. Akinwonmi and the two INEC…

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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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N179.8m fraud: Court grants bail to PDP deputy chairman, 2 INEC officials

A Federal High Court, in Lagos, Tuesday, August 7 granted bail to Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Deputy National Chairman, (South)  Yemi Akinwonmi and two senior officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged N179.8 million fraud.  The court presided over by Justice Chuka Obiozor, admitted the defendants: Yemi Akinwonmi, Dickson Atiba and Ogunmodede Oladayo  to bail in the sum of N50 million each with one surety in like sum. However, consequent upon an undertaken by their lawyer, Chief Edward…

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EFCC arraigns three INEC officials over alleged N179.8m fraud

The Economic ad Financial Crimes Commissione (EFCC), on Monday July 30, arraigned three staff of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before a Federal High Court. Lagos, on alleged fraud of N179. 8 million. The three accused who are from Ogun State INEC office are: Yemi Akinwonmi, Dickson Atiba and Ogunmodede Oladayo. They were arraigned before Justice Sule Hassan led-court on an eight count-charge bordering on conspiracy, but befitting from proceeds of crime, receiving various cash sums without going through financial institutions and accepting various cash sums exceeding amount authorized by…

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