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Alleged Fraud: Ex-Minister Turaki Granted Administrative Bail


Court Acquits Ex-minister Turaki Of Money Laundering Charges

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja has adjourned the fraudulent case of Nigeria’s Ex Supervising Minister of Labour, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki in the last administration till June next month

Naija News understands that the Economic Financial Crimes Commission dragged  the former minister before the court earlier today on on a 16-count charge

He was Arraigned with him, his former Special Assistant, Sampson Okpetu and two firms allegedly owned by Okpetu – Samtee Essentials Limited and Pasco Investment Limited.

EFCC alleged, in the charge marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/61/2020, that Turaki used the two companies belonging to his aide, to illegally siphon funds.

The defendants pleaded not guilty after an official of the court read the charge to them.

Upon their arraignment and their request for bail, Justice Inyang Ekwo admitted them to bail and adopted the terms and conditions attached to the administrative bail earlier granted them by the EFCC.

Justice Ekwo directed the EFCC to transfer terms of the bail to the court’s Registry.

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Naija news  also understand that  Turaki was a presidential aspirant under the People Democratic party were he lost to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as the Party flag bearer

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