- Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, former special duties and inter-government affairs minister, will be arraigned before the court by EFCC
- The former minister and others will be brought before Justice Inyang Ekwo on a 16-count charge of fraud-related offences
- Turakai, who also served as supervising minister of labour from 2014 to 2015, is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN)
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The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) said it will arraign Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, former special duties and inter-government affairs minister, before a Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday, May 4, over alleged fraud.
The anti-graft commission, in a statement by its spokesperson Tony Orilade, said the former minister who is also a SAN, would be arraigned on a 16-count charge of fraud-related offences, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Turakai will be charged before Justice Inyang Ekwo alongside Sampson Okpetu, who served as his special assistant, as well as Samtee Essentials Limited and Pasco Investment Limited.
The former minister, who was a supervising minister of labour from 2014 to 2015, will be brought before the court in a suit with number FHC/ABJ/CR/61/2020.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a Federal High Court in Abuja has rejected the request by the EFCC for the revocation of the bail granted the former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina.
The agency, had in a motion on notice, claimed that Maina, being tried on money laundering related charges, had perfected plan to escape from custody and assassinate the prosecuting lawyer and prosecution’s witnesses.
In a ruling on Wednesday, April 29, Justice Okon Abang, held that it was premature for the court to take a definite position on the issue because there was evidence before the court that the allegations by the prosecution have been established by any security agency.
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