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Ex-Minister Turaki Pleads Not Guilty To Fraud Charges

This image reveals Mr Tanimu Turaki seated in one of many courtrooms on the Federal Excessive Court docket in Abuja on Might four, 2020. The previous minister is being arraigned by the EFCC over allegations of fraud.

 

 

A former Minister of Particular Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Tanimu Turaki, has pleaded not responsible to the fraud costs most popular in opposition to him by the Federal Authorities.

The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) had filed 16 counts of illegal and legal misappropriation of funds in opposition to the previous minister, his aide, and two firms.

Others listed as defendants to the fees embody one Sampson Okpetu who served as Turaki’s particular assistant, in addition to Samtee Necessities Restricted and Pasco Funding Restricted which allegedly belong to Okpetu.

The EFCC arraigned the defendants on Monday earlier than Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal Excessive court docket sitting in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Turaki, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, was the Minister for Particular Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs from 2013 to 2015.

He additionally served because the Supervising Minister of Labour beneath former President Goodluck Jonathan.

In the meantime, the second defendant, Okpetu, additionally pleaded not responsible to the fraud costs levelled in opposition to him by the Federal Authorities.

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