Just in: EFCC reportedly prepares to arraign Shagari, top Sokoko PDP chiefs over alleged fraud

Just in: EFCC reportedly prepares to arraign Shagari, top Sokoko PDP chiefs over alleged fraud

The Economic and Finance Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reported completed its plan to arraign Alhaji Murkhtar Shagari, water resources minister under former President Gooduck Jonathan, as well as some other chieftains of the PDP.

Daily Sun reports that Shagari, a former deputy governor, and the PDP chiefs are to be arraigned before a Federal High Court sitting in Sokoto on Tuesday, May 22.

The report named those to be arraigned with Shagari as the 2015 governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Abdullah Wali, the party’s state chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim Milgoma, a former commissioner, Alhaji Ibrahim Gidado and Alhaji Nasiru Bafarawa, a younger brother to the former governor of the state, Attahiru Bafarawa.

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They are accused of conspiring among themselves to receive cash payments of N500,000,000 from one Abdulrahaman Ibrahim without transacting through a financial institution prior to the 2015 general elections.

According to the report, the money was believed to be part of their participation in the sharing of $115 million from Diezani Alison-Madueke, a former petroleum resources minister meant allegedly to influence the outcome of the election.

At the time of this report, EFCC operatives had brought the PDP chieftains to the court and were waiting for their session to take their pleas.

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NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) also planned to resume the prosecution of a former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Sunday Ehindero, at a high court of the Federal Capital Territory.

Ehindero is to be arraigned for alleged criminal conversion of money belonging to the police affairs ministry into personal use while he was head of the Nigeria Police Force.

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