Cam­paign fund: Dakingari, 2 oth­ers re­manded in EFCC cus­tody

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Is­mail Ade­bayo, Birnin Kebbi

A Fed­eral High Court in Birnin-Kebbi has re­manded a former gov­er­nor of the state, Us­man Dakingari and two oth­ers; Sun­day Do­go­yaro and Garba Kamba, in the cus­tody of the Eco­nomic and Fi­nan­cial Crimes Com­mis­sion pend­ing the de­ter­mi­na­tion of their bail ap­pli­ca­tion on De­cem­ber 10.

The trio are stand­ing trial on 13-count charges against them by the EFCC over al­leged con­spir­acy and money laun­der­ing.

Jus­tice Bassey Onu or­dered that they be re­manded for al­legedly re­ceiv­ing N450 mil­lion from the former Min­is­ter of Pe­tro­leum Re­sources,Deizani AlisonMadueke, con­trary to sec­tion 1A of money laun­dry Act 2015 pun­ish­able un­der sec­tion 16(2B among oth­ers.

The lead coun­sel to the EFCC, J.A Ojog­bane, in his sub­mis­sion, urged the court to take their pleas and the charges be read to them for im­me­di­ate com­mence­ment of their trial.

But the de­fen­dants pleaded not guilty to all the charges as the pros­e­cu­tor’s lead­ing coun­sel asked the court to com­mence their trial im­me­di­ate.

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