• Akpobolokemi, ex-Army General diverted N1.8bn NIMASA funds – Witness

    Akpobolokemi, ex-Army General diverted N1.8bn NIMASA funds – Witness

    A banker, Teslim Ajuwon, on Tuesday narrated to a Federal High Court in Lagos how a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Patrick Akpobolokemi, and a Major General in the Nigerian Army, Emmanuel Atewe, allegedly connived to siphon N1.8bn from the coffers of NIMASA within two week in the month of September 2014.

    Atewe, now retired, was the then Commander of the military Joint Task Force, Operation Pulo Shield, in the Niger Delta.

    Ajuwon appeared in court as […]

  • Prosecutor’s absence stalls Akpobolokemi’s N3.4bn fraud trial

    Prosecutor’s absence stalls Akpobolokemi’s N3.4bn fraud trial

    The trial of ex-Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Patrick Akpobolokemi, and nine others for alleged N3.4bn fraud has been further stalled.

    The accused were charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission before Justice Saliu Saidu of a Federal High Court in Lagos.

    Though they were arraigned on December 3, last year, the court has yet to take the testimony of the first prosecution witness, nearly five months after.

    The case had initially been bogged down on February […]