The former governors of Plateau and Taraba states – Joshua Dariye and Jolly Nyame – were among many individuals whose names were on the pardon list.
This was disclosed by the Counsel to the EFCC in Idris’s case, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), on Wednesday in Abuja.
This was contained in a statement signed by the EFCC Spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, on Monday in Ilorin.
Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo gave the judgment on the premise that the prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the defendants committed fraud under false pretence.
The EFCC made the declaration in a statement backed by a publication on its social media handles on Wednesday.
He is standing trial on a four-count charge bordering on possession of fraudulent documents and retention of proceeds of criminal conduct.
The accused were arraigned on Monday in Lagos on a two count charge bordering on illegal banking activities.
The Base Operation Officer, Nigerian Navy Ship Victory, Lieutenant Command Clement Ayogu, did the handing over.
The presentation was made by the Edo State Zonal Commander of the EFCC, Usman Muktar, in Benin, Edo State.
The training which was at the instance of the European Union Agents for Citizen-Driven Transformation (EU-ACT) at the American University of Nigeria (AUN) brainstormed on the issue to poor compliance of CSOs to existing civil society regulations in Borno, Lagos, Enugu and other states.
Recall that Chukwunyere was appointed as the acting Accountant-General of the Federation, to oversee the management of the Federation’s Accounts in the absence of the suspended Accountant-General of the Federation, Idris Ahmed who was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on allegation of embezzlement to the tune of over N109 billion.
The coordinated raid, on Friday, was conducted by operatives of the EFCC on other locations across the country.
Justice Adeyemi Ajayi ordered that the defendants shall not leave the FCT without the permission of the court.
The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission secured the conviction of the student.
They were jailed on July 21, 2022 after pleading “guilty” to three-count charges of conspiracy, fraud and stealing.
Enodano is arraigned on an eight-count charge bordering on obtaining money under false pretences and theft.
The suspects were nabbed in a sting operation at Soka area of Ibadan, Oyo State on Thursday, July 21, 2022.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had applied to the court that the N7.1 billion money laundering charge against Kalu and two others be transferred to the Lagos division of the court in line with an earlier ruling of the Court of Appeal that Lagos was the proper jurisdiction for the trial of the case.
The Senate in the amendment of ACJA had proposed that a case file to the Attorney General of the Federation.
Abubakar, who is also a co-defendant in the suit, told Justice Inyang Ekwo while being led in evidence by his counsel, Wole Olanipekun, SAN, that the officer, Mr Bala Sanga, also threatened him to indict the minister.