The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges, prompting the prosecution counsel, Sa’ad Hanafi Sa’ad, to request for a date for trial
Also re-arraigned were six other accused persons: Esai Dangabar, Atiku Abubakar Kigo, Ahmed Inuwa Wada, Veronica Ulonma Onyegbula, Sani Habila Zira, and Christian Madubuke
Uwujaren said the appeal was informed by the EFCC’s belief that it was unwarranted and misdirected
Justice Mohammed granted bail to the accused person in the sum of $40,000 and one surety in like sum.
The surety must be a civil servant with either the federal, state or local government
Azeez, who contested the 2011 election on the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria, pleaded not guilty to the charges
The accused who were re-arraigned before Justice Lateefa Okunnu of the Lagos High Court were Downstream Energy Sources Limited, Alhaji Adamu Aliyu Maula, Rocky Energy Limited, George Ogbonna and Emmanuel Morah.
Obla, however, urged the court to accelerate the trial as the case has been on going for a long time, more so when judgement was about to be delivered before it was re-assigned to Justice Onigbanjo
Lamorde made the call on Wednesday when members of the Senior Command Course 35 of the Command and Staff College, Jaji, Kaduna State visited the EFCC Academy, Karu, Abuja.
The association accused the commission of witch hunt and acting the script of illegal arms dealers whose activities its National Task Force to Combat Illegal Importation and Smuggling of Small Arms and Light Weapons have paralyzed.
Dogara will be docked alongside five others on a six count charge that borders on contract over invoicing and criminal diversion of funds.
Justice Idris had on November 29, 2012 granted leave to Babalakin to apply for an order of prohibition to review the legality and constitutionality of the 27 count criminal charges preferred against him at the Lagos High Court.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is accusing Mr. Babalakin, and one Alex Okoh of laundering the billions for convicted former Delta State Governor, James Ibori.
Counsel to EFCC, Francis Usani had told the court that Ogunbambo’s travelling document had been confiscated by the EFCC in the past but that the defendant was still able to travel abroad after procuring another travelling document and using a different name.
The EFCC had on October 17, 2012 arraigned the quartet of Alhaji Saminu Rabiu, Jubril Rowaye, Alminnur Resources Limited and Brila Energy Limited before Justice Banjoko over allegations of defrauding the Federal Government of Nigeria by submitting false documents and making false claims from the Petroleum Support Fund, as subsidy payment to Alminnur Resources Limited.
The native of Ojoto, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, who doubles as the Chief Executive officer of Karchack Services Limited, will be docked for allegedly defrauding innocent citizens of their hard earned money through a phoney investment scheme involving over N600 million
Specifically, they were alleged to have conspired to defraud one Lady Lora Marire of N66.5 million under the pretence of helping to register her as a contractor with the Nigerian Ports Authority and offering her a contract to build 100 units of duplex at Lekki, Lagos
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday arraigned five suspects before a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on a four count charge bordering on conspiracy to store 185 Metric Tons of automotive gas oil, popularly known as diesel, without appropriate licence
Clark, at a press conference in Abuja, called for the removal of the EFCC boss on the grounds that he lied in the sworn affidavit he deposed to as Director of Operations regarding the Ibori bribe
Of course, those who have been carried away by the theatrics and drama that the Commission had come to be associated with in the recent past, may find it difficult to appreciate the professionalism of the EFCC under Lamorde
In a statement signed by the group’s General Secretary, Lazarus Okoye, it said that the case against Ubah was a “clear case of intimidation, blackmail and political witch-hunting orchestrated by his competitors in the oil and gas sector who are jealous of his rise to stardom in the business”