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NEWS UPDATE: EFCC arraigns ex-governor’s aide, wife for money laundering in Bayelsa

NEWS UPDATE: EFCC arraigns ex-governor’s aide, wife for money laundering in Bayelsa

The Economical and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Fri arraigned Mr Embelakpo Apere and his married woman, Beauty, before a Federal High Judicature sitting in Yenagoa Bayelsa Province.

The couplet was arraignment for money laundering allegedly carried out in 2015.

Embelakpo is a former aide on Sustainable Evolution Goals to the and so Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa.

The Tidings Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that next the opposition by Defence Counsel, Mr Andrew Arthur, to the arraignment of Embelakpo, the latter’s plea could not taken.

Notwithstanding, the married woman, who was arraigned with him pleaded not guilty to the seven-count charge slammed on her.

Arthur had argued that Embelakpo had been discharged by the tribunal and could not be tried a moment time for the same offence.

The Prosecuting Counsel, Mr M.T. Iko, countered the statement, insisting that the accused was not discharged on merit.

The trial Jurist, Justice I.H Ndahen, adjourned the example till Oct. 19 for ruling on the arguments of the 2 counsel.

According to the charges, Beauty Apere received various amounts in naira, dollars and pounds sterling betwixt May 2015 and Apr 27, 2016.

The EFCC alleged that the funds were proceeds of illegal acts, punishable under the Money Laundering prohibition Human action.

The commission also charged her for forgery of medical and childbirth certificates which purported emanated from the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa.

The tribunal granted her bail to the tune of N10 million and 2 sureties who must have landed asset in Yenagoa.

The accused would be in the custody of the Yenagoa Correctional Service pending when she would run into her bail conditions.

The EFCC urged the tribunal to adjourn to Oct. 19 to enable the commission to create witnesses to found its example.

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