On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, several Nigerians are in courts across the country on corruption charges, for amounts going into billions of naira.
NAIJ.com gathered that as at June 7, there are at least 6 corruption cases in court according to a list and infographic published by TransparencITng.
Below is a list of the cases in court, the amounts involved and the judges:
1. Ahmadu Umaru Finitri
The ex-governor of Adamawa state and one other person have been arraigned by the EFCC for N2.9bn money laundering. The case is before Justice A R Mohammed at the federal high court, Maitama, Abuja.
2. Femi Fani-Kayode
The ex-Aviation minister and three other people are on trial for N4.9bn money laundering in front of Justice R Aikawa at the federal high court, Ikoyi, Lagos.
3. Afiadiegwu C Joseph
Afiadiegwu Joesph has been sued to court by the EFCC for N3.4m fraud. The case is being heard by the Justice A M Liman at the federal high court Enugu.
4. Buhari Fannami
Buhari Fannami and one other person have been arraigned for giving false information by the EFCC before Justice T M Salihu at the federal high court, Maiduguri.
5. Orji Uzor Kalu
The ex-governor of Abia state and two others have been arraigned by the EFCC for N3.2bn money laundering before Justice M Idris at the federal high court, Ikoyi, Lagos.
6. Eze Chima Bob
Eze Chima Bob Ubiaru has been arraigned by the ICPC for money laundering before Justice S Olubanjo at the federal high court, Umuahia.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that EFCC, on Tuesday, June 6, arraigned the trio of Onukaogu Onyinyechi Esther, Ebenuwa Chinazo Jennifer and Onukaogu Joshua before Justice A. S. Adepoju of the FCT High court sitting in Wuse, Abuja, on a 13-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence.
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Esther allegedly abused her office while being a staff of Soft Alliance, consultants to the office of the Auditor General of the Federation on IPPIS between 2012 and 2013, to input her name and two of her siblings (Jennifer and Joshua) into the IPPIS database as staff of Federal Ministry of Education and Federal Ministry of Works respectively, for the purpose of receiving salaries from the federal government.
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