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Alleged fraud: Court orders fresh charges against Oduah

A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed February 22 for the arraignment of a former Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, over alleged financial impropriety.…

A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed February 22 for the arraignment of a former Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, over alleged financial impropriety.

Justice Inyang Ekwo fixed the date as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had not served the former minister with the court papers.

Justice Ekwo held that it was the duty of the prosecution to produce defendants in court.

Oduah was charged alongside eight others for alleged misappropriation of N9.4bn.

Listed along with Oduah as defendants in the charge were Gloria Odita, Nwosu Emmanuel Nnamdi, Chukwuma Irene Chinyere, Global Offshore and Marine Ltd, Tip Top Global Resources Ltd, Crystal Television Ltd, Sobora International Ltd and China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation Nigeria Ltd.

The nine defendants were charged with conspiracy, money laundering and maintaining anonymous bank accounts with First Bank Plc.