Court Orders Arrest Of Akwa Ibom APC Guber Candidate Over ‘N2.4bn Fraud’
A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Rivers State, south-south Nigeria, has issued a warrant of arrest against Nsima Ekere, the Akwa Ibom State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, over an alleged N2.4 billion fraud.
Naija News reports that the court issued the warrant of arrest on Wednesday with charge number PMC/MSC/15/2019, following Ekere’s plan to boycott court judgement.
The court presided over by Sir. S. D. Andrew-Jaja also issued the warrant of arrest against the Director of Legal Services, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Kaltungo Moljengo, for conspiracy to prevent execution or enforcement of a lawful order.
Addressing a press conference in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital, V. C. Edward Ekpo, the lawyer representing Multi-Intelligence Development Limited, said, “In 2011, NDDC awarded contracts to four companies.
“Having executed the job worth over N2.4 billion were denied payment after obtaining loans from banks, individuals among other financial institutions to service the contract,” Ekpo said.