EFCC Arraigns Ex-NIMASA DG On Fresh Theft

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Ex NIMASA DG

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday arraigned a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi, on new charge of converting N2.6billion.

He was also accused of defrauding the Federal Government to the tune of N795.2million.

Akpobolokemi was arraigned before Justice Ibrahim Buba along with three others – Capt. Ezekiel Agaba, Ekene Nwakuche, Governor Juan – and three companies, namely Blockz and Stonz Limited, Kenzo Logistics Limited and Al-Kenzo Logistic Limited.

In a 22-count charge, they were accused of converting a total of N2, 658,957,666 between December 23, 2013 and May 28 this year. The defendants pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

Akpobolokemi and nine others, including two companies, were earlier arraigned before Justice Saliu Saidu of the same court on Thursday.

They were accused of conspiring among themselves to convert N3.4billion belonging to NIMASA. They had also pleaded not guilty to the charge.

In the November 23 charge signed by Festus Keyamo and Rotimi Iseoluwa, EFCC said Akpobolokemi, Agaba, Nwakuche and Juan conspired to convert and converted N437.7million between December 23, 2013 and March 13, 2014 in Lagos.

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