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Money Laundering: EFCC Arrests An Ex-Akwa Ibom AG Over An Alleged #1.4bn Laundering

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…Ex-Governor And Serving Federal Lawmaker Also Arrested

Operatives of the Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested a former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Akwa Ibom State, Uwemedimo Nwoko.

Nwoko was alleged as an accomplice in the N1.4bn laundering charge against Paul Usoro, a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association had been at large for over two years.

According to a source, the suspect was finally nabbed in Uyo on Tuesday for his role in the conversion of N1.410bn property of the Government of Akwa Ibom State.

In another developing story, a former governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Rochas Okorocha was arrested on Tuesday in Abuja over an alleged N7.9bn laundering.

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According to available information, Senator Rochas Okorocha is still in custody while investigations are ongoing.

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