In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 02nd, July, 2020

APC Governorship Candidate In Edo, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Seems In Court docket Right this moment Over N700m Alleged Fraud

APC Governorship Candidate In Edo, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Appears In Court Today Over N700m Alleged Fraud

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The All Progressive Get together candidate within the September 19, 2020 gubernatorial election in Edo state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, will likely be arraigned earlier than the Federal Excessive Court docket, Benin Metropolis immediately July 2 over an alleged N700 million fraud case levelled towards him by the EFCC.

Ize-Iyamu and 4 others are being arraigned in courtroom on an eight-count cost of cash laundering to the tune of N700 million reportedly deployed to prosecute the 2015 common elections. The opposite 4 accused individuals are Fortunate Imasuen, former deputy governor of Edo State, Chief Dan Orbih, PDP chairman in Edo State; Tony Aziegbemi, and Efe Erimuoghae.

 

The anti-graft company within the swimsuit marked FHC/BE21C/ 2016, allege that Ize-Iyamu and the 4 different accused individuals collected the general public funds for the polls, opposite to the provisions of the EFCC Act and the Cash Laundering (Prohibition) Act.

 

Ize-Iyamu and different defendants had been first arraigned earlier than Justice P. I. Ajoku on cash laundering on Could 24, 2018.

One of many counts learn:

“That you just Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Fortunate Imasuen, Tony Azigbemi, Chief Dan Orbih, Efe Erimuoghae Anthony and Chief Anthony Anenih (now at giant) someday March 2015 in Benin throughout the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court docket did immediately take possession and management of the sum of 700,00zero,00zero.00 (seven hundred million naira) solely with none contract award which sum you fairly should have identified type a part of proceeds of an illegal act, to wit; fraud and corruption; and thereby dedicated an offence opposite to Part 15(2)(d) of the Cash Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011 (as amended by the Cash Laundering (Prohibition) Modification Act 2012 and punishable underneath Part 15(three)of the identical Act”.

 

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