The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has re- arraigned Dr. Sani Teidi Shuaibu, a former Director, Pension Administration in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, and nine other accused persons.
They were arraigned on Monday alongside 30 companies before a Federal High Court in Abuja in an amended 24 count charge over a N4.56 billion pension scam.
The EFCC had at the resumption of hearing of the case before Justice Adamu Bello of the FHC Abuja sought leave of the court to withdraw the earlier charge and replace it with a new 24 count charge which included names of companies used to perpetrate the fraud; a request which was granted.
Counsel to EFCC Emmanuel Egweabu from the Chambers of Godwin Obla, thereafter applied that the charges be read to the accused persons who were all present in court for their plea to be taken pursuant to section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Act.
Aside Shuaibu, among ten others arraigned today are Mrs. Phina Ukamaka Chidi Aliyu Bello was a Personal Assistant to Dr. Shuaibu. Other accused persons are Garba Abdullahi Tahir, Emmanuel Olanipekun, and Abdullahi Omeiza.
Others are Computer Plaza and Essential Gadget Ventures, Mobis Point Investment Ltd, Obista Enterprises, Shallow Well Ventures, Mof Investment Ltd, Zumba Resources, Pam Investment and Properties Ltd, Moshfad Enterprises, Newgate Projects Ltd, RedWings Energy Ltd, RedWing Procurement Services Ltd, Woodland Industries NIG Ltd. Others are Nwab Tessy O Enterprises Nigeria, Chris J. Junior Ventures, Uthaka Nigeria Ltd, Bashinta Nigeria ltd, Haleath Enterprises, Gozinda Enterprises, Omozua Ventures, S.S Badejo Enterprises, Lopee ventures, Fafama Oil and gas Ltd, Fafama estate Developer Ltd and Riba-Ile Petroleum.
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