Justice Adebukola Banjoko has dismissed an application for bail, filed by a convicted former governor of Taraba, Jolly Nyame, who was seeking to be released from prison, pending the determination of his appeal against his conviction.
The Enugu Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Tuesday June 26, 2018, arraigned the duo of Gilbert Okorocha, an Administrative Officer with the Independent National Electoral Commission, Anambra State, who was also the state Coordinator of West Africa Network Election Observers, and Oscar Lee Amaechi, an Administrative Secretary of INEC, before Justice I. B. Gafai of the Federal High Court Awka, on a five count charge of conspiracy and money laundering to the tune of N210,000.000.00 (Two Hundred and Ten Million Naira).
A prosecution witness, Abu Sule, has told a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja that Ikedi Ohakim, a former governor of Imo State, gave him $2.2 million cash, which he used to purchase a property located at No. 60, Kwame Nkrumah Street, Asokoro, Abuja.
Following the commotion that attended the arraignment of a former governor of Kano State Malam Ibrahim Shekarau at the Federal High Court Kano, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has approached the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court to transfer the matter to another jurisdiction of the Court. Counsel to EFCC Johnson Ojogbane disclosed this today at the resumed hearing of the case.