EFCC summons contractual worker over claimed N2.4bn contract trick

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has summoned one Olugbenga Obadina under the watchful eye of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja for asserted criminal break of trust and washing N2.4 billion.

Joined in the suit is Almond Projects Limited, an organization possessed by the litigant.

Obadina was summoned on an eight-tally charge, verging on criminal break of trust, debasement and IRS evasion to the tune of N2.4billion.

As per the indictment, Odadina professedly gathered N2. 417 billion paid into his organization’s record in tranches, somewhere around 2013 and 2015.

The cash was paid from the record of the Office of the National Security Adviser, under resigned Col. Sambo Dasuki without an agreement grant.

The offense, as indicated by the arraignment, was in opposition to Section 15(2), (d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011 as changed, and culpable under Section 15(3) of the same Act.

The indictment additionally claimed that Obadina in April 2014 in Abuja, specifically took ownership of N648 million paid into the record of Almond Projects Ltd.

Obadina likewise in February 2015, specifically took ownership of N510 million paid into the record of Almond Projects, from the record of the Office of the National Security Adviser.

The indictment further asserted that the exchanges were managed without contract honors.

The denounced, be that as it may, argued not liable when the charges were perused to him.

Upon his request, EFCC counsel, Aso Larry Peters, requested a date for trial and asked the court to remand the blamed in jail care.

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The charged guidance, Chris Uche, asked the court to allow the respondent safeguard, as he had a pending application to that impact, which had been served on the indictment.

Directing judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, requested that the charged be remanded in Kuje Prison.

He dismissed the case till July 18, for decision on safeguard application.

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