Ex-NIMASA DG’s alleged N754.7m theft case stalled

25 February 2016, Lagos – An Igbosere High Court in Lagos on Wednesday adjourned till Feb. 29, the trial of a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi, charged with stealing N754.7 million.


Akpobolokemi arriving the court

Akpobolokemi was arraigned on Jan. 25 alongside six other staff of the agency on a 13-count charge bordering on stealing and forgery.

The others standing trial with Akpobolokemi are Ezekiel Agaba, Ekene Nwakuche, Amechee Juan, Vincent Udoye, Adegboyega Olopoenia and a company, Gama Marine Nigeria Ltd.

The accused were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over alleged theft of N754.7 million belonging to NIMASA.

The case was previously adjourned till Feb. 24 for trial. But the case could not go on because the court did not sit and the court list indicated that the case was now adjourned till Feb. 29 for trial.




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