Three men accused of giving EFCC false information about ex-Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, remanded in prison (photos)

The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, Abuja Zonal Workplace, on Thursday, March 18, 2021, arraigned the trio of Theophilus Omambala, Lawal Umar and Alexander Danjuma earlier than Justice Musa Usman of the Federal Capital Territory Excessive Court docket, Bwari, Abuja on one rely cost bordering on false and deceptive data.


The cost introduced earlier than the court docket by the EFCC said that the trio gave data to the company that monies have been stashed within the Abuja dwelling of former Minister of Agriculture, Audu Harmless Ogbeh, a declare that was later found to be false.


The cost sheet introduced earlier than the court docket learn

“that you simply Theophilus Omambala someday in 2021at Abuja throughout the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court docket, gave false data to officers of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee that monies have been stashed on the residence of 1 Audu Harmless Ogbeh situated at Lugbe District of the FCT, which data turned out to be false, unfaithful and deceptive and thereby dedicated an offence punishable underneath Part 39(2) (b) of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee Institution Act (2004)”.


The defendants pleaded not responsible to the cost most well-liked in opposition to them. In view of their plea, the prosecuting counsel, Aliyu Bokani Usman requested the Court docket for a trial date and that the defendants be remanded on the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Kuje.


Counsel to the defendants, A.I. Na-jirgi prayed the Court docket to grant his shoppers bail. The choose rejected his oral software, insisting on a proper bail software which needs to be filed earlier than the subsequent adjourned date.


The defendants have been remanded within the Kuje Custodial Centre pending the willpower of their bail purposes. The case has been adjourned until June 21, 2021.


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