- The federal government re-arraigned Nanle Dariye, son of former Plateau state governor, before the Federal High Court
- Nanle Dariye is facing a six-count amended charge of money laundering to the tune of N1.5 billion
- The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges read against him
Nanle Dariye, son of former Plateau governor, Senator Joshua Dariye, was on Tuesday, April 10, re-arraigned before the Abuja division of the Federal High Court by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),
NAIJ.com gathered that Nanle is being arraigned on a six-count amended charge of money laundering to the tune of about N1.5 billion.
Dariye who was re-arraigned before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu at the Federal High Court, Abuja, entered a “not guilty” plea to all six-counts.
George Adebola, the prosecuting counsel, said that the matter was for re-arraignment and prayed the court to read the charge to the defendant to take his plea.
EFCC had alleged that the defendant sometime in 2013, failed to report a cash transaction to the tune of N1.5 billion which he received through the hotel’s account in one of the old generation banks.
It said that the amount was above the threshold of the N10 million permissible by law and that the hotel was also not registered as Designated Non-Financial Institution, (DNFI).
The anti-graft agency said the offense contravened Section 5(1) (a) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act, 2011 as amended and punishable under Section 5 (b) of the same Act.
Dariye’s was admitted to bail in the sum of N5 million with two sureties in like sum.
The judge adjourned the matter until April 27 and May 10 for commencement of trial.
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NAIJ.com previously reported that the EFCC arraigned Nanle Miracle, the son of former governor Joshua Dariye, on a six-count charge of money laundering to the tune of N1.5 billion. He was arraigned before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja alongside Apartment le Paradis hotel where he was a director.
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