JUST IN: EFCC today challenges former Minister Turaki over suspected fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it plans to arraign former Special Duties Minister, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki and three others before a Federal High Court in Abuja today.

EFCC’s Spokesman, Tony Orilade said, in a statement, that Turaki, also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and other would be arraigned before Justice Inyang Ekwo on a 16-count charge of fraud related offences.

The charge is marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/61/2020.

Other defendants in the charge are Sampson Okpetu, Samtee Essentials Limited and Pasco Investment Limited.

The statement reads: “The EFCC will today, Monday, May 4, 2020, arraign the former Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, SAN over multi-million fraud.

“He will be arraigned before Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High court, sitting in Abuja on a 16 count charge.

“Turaki, SAN, was the Minister for Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs from 2013 to 2015. He also served as the Supervising Minister of Labour from 2014 to 2015.

“Others to be arraigned along with the former minister on a 16 count charge are Sampson Okpetu (who served as his Special Assistant),  Samtee Essentials Limited and Pasco Investment Limited (all found out to be Okpetu’s companies).”

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