Fed Govt files fresh charge against Stella Oduah, others for alleged N10b fraud

Written by on February 10, 2021

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has filed a twenty five-count charge against a former Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah, some of her aides, a Chinese firm, and others for their alleged complicity in the laundering of about ten billion naira.

The Charges filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja listed along with Oduah, as defendants  Gloria Odita, Nwosu Emmanuel Nnamdi, Chukwuma Irene Chinyere, Global Offshore, and Marine Limited, Tip Top Global Resources Limited, Crystal Television Limited, Sobora International Limited, and China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, CCECC, Nigeria Limited.

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

At the mention of the charge for the first time on Tuesday before Justice Inyang Ekwo, Oduah, who is the senator representing Anambra North, was absent.

Lawyer to the EFCC, Hassan Liman told the court that he was aware that the charge had not been served on Oduah, listed as the first defendant, and sought an adjournment to enable the prosecution effect service on all the defendants ahead of their arraignment.

Ruling, Justice Ekwo adjourned the matter till February 22 for the arraignment of the defendants.

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