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Wednesday, 14 April 2021

EFCC Arrests Former Akwa Ibom Attorney-General Over N1.4billion Money Laundering


 Operatives of the Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have arrested a former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Akwa Ibom State, Uwemedimo Nwoko.


Nwoko, an alleged accomplice in the N1.4bn money laundering charge against Paul Usoro, a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, had been at large for over two years.A source said the suspect was finally nabbed in Uyo on Tuesday for his role in the conversion of N1.410 billion property of the Government of Akwa Ibom State.


The EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the arrest, adding that he would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded.


Meanwhile, a former governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Rochas Okorocha, who was arrested on Tuesday for alleged N7.9bn money laundering is still in custody.


The lawmaker, it was learnt, was still being grilled by investigators.


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