In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 13th, July, 2020

APC Governorship Candidate In Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu Accused Of Laundering N700m, Might Be Arrested

APC Governorship Candidate In Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu Accused Of Laundering N700m, May Be Arrested

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu


The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu is on the threat of being arrested after being accused of laundering N700m.


Ize-Iyamu could also be arrested if he fails to seem earlier than a Federal Excessive Courtroom in Benin Metropolis, Edo State on July 14 to reply questions why he and his fellow suspects took possession of about N700 million with none contracts.


This comes after the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee knowledgeable a Federal Excessive Courtroom in Benin Metropolis in regards to the crime.


Ize-Iyamu is accused alongside his fellow suspects of taking about N700 million with out executing the contracts for which the cash was paid.


Nevertheless, the courtroom had on July 2 adjourned the matter to July 14 because of the absence of Ize-Iyamu, who was mentioned to be indisposed.


The trial had been delayed attributable to Ize-Iyamu’s absence, even because the presiding choose, Justice Mohammed Garba, had earlier validated the fees in opposition to him.


Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu is the primary defendant within the swimsuit No. FHC/BE21C/ 2016 filed by the EFCC, who accused the defendants of conspiring amongst themselves to commit the offence in March 2015, alleging that they took possession and management of the funds with none contract award.


The choose rejected the oral request for a chronic adjournment of the case by the counsel to Ize-Iyamu, who argued that his shopper is not going to disobey the order of the courtroom.

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Justice Garba acknowledged that the final time someone was right here, he (the choose) made an order for the accused individual to seem in courtroom or face arrest.


The accused individuals together with former Deputy Governor of Edo State, Mr. Fortunate Imasuen, Mr. Efe Erimuoghae-Anthony, and others are dealing with an eight-count cost of cash laundering to the tune of N700 million meant to prosecute the 2015 basic elections.

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