EFCC to arraign former PDP governorship candidate, chairman in Edo for fraud

EFCC to arraign former PDP governorship candidate, chairman in Edo for fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to arraign Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu for alleged fraud.

This was contained in a post published by the anti-graft agency on Wednesday, May 23.

Iyamu was the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo state, an election he later lost to Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress.

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Former PDP governorship candidate, chairman in Edo to be arraigned for fraud by EFCC (photo)

The duo will be arraigned before a court in Benin for alleged fraud. Credit: Facebook, EFCC

Also to be arraigned is Chief Dan Orbih, the PDP chairman in Edo state. They will be arraigned on Thursday, May 24, in Benin city.

Meanwhile, the EFCC arraigned the secretary to the Rivers state government, Kenneth Kobani, and a politician, Samuel Okpoko, before Justice B. Bilikisu of the Federal High Court, sitting in Port Harcourt, on a six-count charge bordering on money laundering to the tune of N750 million.

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Premium Times reports that the defendants were docked for collecting N750 million from the Garrison branch of a new generation bank in Port Harcourt, Rivers state on the eve of the 2015 general elections.

NAIJ.com gathered that the money is part of the infamous $115 million Diezani Alison-Madueke cash allegedly deployed to bribe several politicians and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to influence the outcome of the 2015 presidential election.

It was gathered that Kobani allegedly collected N50 million while Okpoko allegedly collected the remaining N700 million.

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