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Money Laundering: Ohakim, Nyako, Son Remanded In EFCC Custody

Former Governor of Imo state, Ikedi Ohakim

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen – A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered former Adamawa State Governor, Muritala Nyako as well as his son, Abdul Aziz who are being arraigned for alleged money laundering to be remanded in the custody of the anti-graft body, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Ruling Wednesday, Justice Evoh Chukwu held both accused should be remanded till Friday when their bail application would be heard.

Their Counsel, Mr. Kanu Agabi, had filed an application, seeking for more time to be abreast with the alleged charges.

Similarly, the anti-graft body has arrested former Imo State Governor, Ikedi Ohakim Tuesday, evening in connection with financial related offences.

EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, Wednesday confirmed to journalists, the arrest of the former Governors as well as Abdul Aziz – Nyako’s son. He added that the accused were billed to appear in court today, (Wednesday).

Governor Nyako and his son are being arraigned on 37 count charges of money laundering. Already, they have pleaded not guilty to 17 out of the charges.


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