AGF Okays Arrangements Of Stella Oduah over 7.9 bn Fraud
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on October 12, 2022
The Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has at last issued a directive for the arraignment of a former Aviation Minister, Senator Stella Adaeze Oduah, in the 7.9 billion money laundering charges brought against her by the Federal Government.
The directive issued in a letter to the Federal High Court has therefore brought to an end the adjournments suffered by the arraignment for six consecutive times.
Oduah and others defendants in the alleged fraud trial were to have been docked since last year but was for six times put off following the request of the AGF to allow him study the case file and give legal opinion.
Reports from the proceedings today say that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, brought a letter before the court from Malami, asking that the Senator be formally docked on the alleged offences.
Justice Inyang Edem Ekwo gave Mrs Odua, who was present in court along with her other eight co-defendants, February 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17, 2023, for arraignment and full scale accelerated trial after confirmation of the letter as required by law.
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