Nigeria: Ex-NIMASA boss arrested

Akpobolokemi hand picked by former president for role.

EFCC Arraigns Ex-NIMASA DG, Nine Others over Alleged N1.153bn Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tursday arraigned a former Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Ziadeke Akpobolokemi and seven other staff of the agency including Captain Eziekiel Agaba,  Executive Director, and their two companies before  Justice Salihu Sa’idu of the Federal High Court Lagos on a 30- count charge bordering on conspiracy, fraudulent conversion of funds and money laundering.

Others are Ekene Nwakuche, Felix Bob-Nabena, Captain Warredi Enisuoh, Governor Amechee Juan, Ugo Frederick, Timi Alari, Alkenzo Limited and Penniel Engineering Services Limited

The accused persons allegedly conspired to convert and launder several sums of money running into billions of naira under the guise of providing security intelligence around the maritime domain.

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Source: thisdaylive.com

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