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EFCC Arraigns Ex-NBC Boss, Emeka Mba, 3 Others Over Alleged N15bn Fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC yesterday docked the immediate past Director-General of the National Broadcasting Com­mission, Mr Emeka Mba and three others namely Patrick Are, Ba­sil Udotai and Babatunji Amu over an alleged N15 billion fraud but the trial could not go on based on the difficulties experienced by the counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commis­sion, Mr Salisu Majidadi in serving the amend­ed charge sheet on the defen­dants.
Mr Emeka Mba in court yesterday
Mr Emeka Mba in court yesterday

The trial judge, Justice Gabri­el Kolawole gave order that the defendants should visit EFCC so as to be properly served.

 Emeka Mba, Patrick Are, Ba­sil Udotai and Babatunji Amu who are 1st to 4thh defendants respectively are being pros­ecuted on a 15-count amended charge bordering on money laundering and diversion of public funds.
The defendants’ lawyers led by Mr Sunday Ameh (SAN) submitted that the issue of service or non-service of the amended charge is uncalled for because each of the defendants, for instance, the 1st and 4th de­fendant had been served, while the 2nd and 3rd defendants had obtained copies of the amended charge from the third defen­dant’s counsel.
The matter was adjourned to December 13, 2016

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