Niger Delta Ministry fraud: Court gives new date to arraign accused

Whatapp News

Abuja –  An FCT High Court Maitama on Thursday, fixed Sept. 16, as the new date for the arraignment of Agabi and four others on allegation of N700 million fraud.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Agabi is a in the Department of Finance and Accounts of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs.
Others are Akpore Okeoghene, Abibu Ayinla , Idowu Adewale, and Ngozi James – 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th defendants, working in the same ministry.
Justice Husseni Baba, the trial judge said that the new date was due to the absence of some of the accused persons involved in the case.
Mr Paul Bassi, the counsel from ICPC had told the court that Mohammed Agabi, and Ngozi James, 1st and 5th defendants were out of town when ICPC went to serve them the hearing notice.
He, therefore, urged the court to grant the counsel short leave to enable ICPC produce the defendants.
Mr Rotimi Ojo, counsel to 2nd and 4th accused also urged the judge to grant them a request for the defendants to continue to enjoy the administrative bail granted to them by ICPC. (NAN)