Army General, Akpolobokemi, 2 others for Arraignment Tomorrow over Alleged N19.7 bn Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will tomorrow, Friday, arraign an army Major General, Emmanuel Atewe and a former Director-General of Nigerian Maritime and Administration Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Patrick Ziadeke Akpolobokemi, over alleged N19. 7 billion fraud before a Lagos Federal High Court.

Those to be arraigned alongside the two accused persons are:Kime Engozu and Josephine Otuaga.

The four accused persons according to a copy of the charge sheet signed by Rotimi Oyedepo, and made available to this medium by the Commission, are to face 11 count charges bordering on conspiracy, fraud, stealing and fraudulent conversation of the sum of N19. 744, 041, 556 billion.

The accused persons were alleged to have committed the alleges offences between 2014 and 2015, in Lagos, by using some companies such as Jagan Trading Company Limited, Al-Nald Limited, Jagan Limited, De-Newlink integrated Services Limited, Paper Warehouse Limited, and Jagan Global Services Limited,

The alleged offences are contrary to and punishable under sections 18(a), 15(1),  15(3) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and punishable  under Section 15(3) of the same Act, and Section 390 of the Criminal Code Act Cap  C. 38, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

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Count one of the charge reads; “that Patrick Ziadeke Akpolobokemi, Major General Emmanuel Atewe, Kime Engozu and Josephine Otuaga, sometimes in 2014, in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Court with intent to defraud conspired amongst yourselves to commit an offence, to wit: Conversion of the sum of N 8, 537,586,798.58 (Eight Billion, Five Hundred and Thirty Seven Million, Five Hundred and Eighty Six Thousand, Seven Hundred and Ninety Eight Naira, Fifty Eight Kobo), property of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 18(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and punishable  under Section 15(3) of the same Act”.

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While the count eleven of the change reads; “that you, Patrick Ziadeke Akpolobokemi, Major General Emmanuel Atewe, Kime Engozu and Joseph Otuaga, between the 5th day of September, 2014 and 22nd May,2015 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Court, with intent to defraud stole by fraudulently converting to your own use the sum of N1,147,723,362.42 (One Billion, One Hundred and Forty Seven Million, Seven Hundred and Twenty Three Thousand, Three Hundred and Sixty Two Naira, Forty Two Kobo), through Jagan Trading Company Ltd, property of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 390 of the Criminal Code Act Cap  C. 38, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004”.http://thestreetreporters.com/?p=5803

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