EFCC to Arraign Ize-Iyamu, 4 Others


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has disclosed that it will arraign a former PDP governorship candidate in Edo, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, an ex-deputy governor of the state, Lucky Imasuen, and three others on Thursday.
According to a statement on Wednesday by the spokesperson of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren, the accused will appear in a Federal High Court in Benin City for purportedly receiving N700 million before to the 2015 general elections.
Uwujaren identified the three other accused persons as the state PDP Chairman, Dan Orbih; Tony Azigbemi and Efe Erimuoghae Anthony.
He said: “The quintet were said to have conspired among themselves to commit an offence contrary to the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act.
“Though, the arraignment was earlier scheduled for May 16, but the case was adjourned till May 24, for arraignment due to the absence of Ize-Iyamu and Orbih in court.
“At the last court sitting, counsel to Orbih, Chief Ferdinard Orbih (SAN), told the court that his client was outside the shores of Nigeria attending to his health needs.
“The same argument was canvassed by Ikhide Ehighelua, counsel to Ize-Iyamu, who told the court that his client was outside the country attending to his health.”
The EFCC spokesperson said the commission is seeking to prosecute the five top PDP members in Edo for receiving the N700 million without any contract award.

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