On October 19, 2011 · In News
BY OSCARLINE ONWUEMENYI & IKECHUKWU NNOCHIRI
ABUJA—A Federal High Court sitting in Lafia, Nasarawa State, has ordered a former governor of the state, Aliyu Akwe Doma and eight other accused persons arraigned by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over money laundering charges to be remanded in the commission’s custody till tomorrow.
The order by the court, presided over by Justice Marcel Awokulehin, followed bail applications filed by counsel to all the accused and the counter- application filed by lead prosecution counsel, Mr. Kemi Pinheiro, SAN, opposing the bail bid.
The former Nasarawa governor was docked, Tuesday, on a 17-count charge of laundering stolen state funds totalling over N15 billion. He was arraigned with Senator John Dangoyi, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, Timothy Anthony Anjide, Dauda Egwa, Suleiman Ibrahim, Broworks Ltd and Green Forest Investment Ltd while charges filed against two other accused, John Aigbakhode and Incapint Nig Ltd, who are still at large, were stepped down….
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