Alleged fraud: Court stalls arraignment of ex-Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah

A federal High Court in Abuja has stalled the arraignment of a former Minister of Aviation, Senator Stella Oduah by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged financial misappropriation.

At the resumed sitting of the court, the prosecutor, Doctor Hassan Liman told the court that the commission has been unable to serve the charges on the fifth and sixth defendants who are corporate bodies.

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Following the application for adjournment by the prosecutor, Justice Inyang Ekwo fixed the 19th of April, 2021 for the resumed hearing. In a twenty-five count charge preferred against the former minister and eight others, they are accused of fraud and diversion of funds through the operation of anonymous bank accounts.

Justice Inyang Ekwo had fixed the twenty-second of February for the arraignment because the former minister was yet to be served with the court processes when the case was first mentioned on the ninth of February, 2021.

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