In a tender to escape arrest enjoin, a former Government minister of Aviation, Mrs Stella Adaeze Oduah has arrived the Federal High Judicature in Abuja to take her plea in the alleged N7.9 billion fraud charges brought against her by the Federal Regime.
Her planned arraignment had before at present, been stalled 5 times due to her persistent absence in judicature and public opor-garai.
Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo had on July 12 threatened to issue warrant of arrest for Mrs Stella Oduah should she neglect to create herself available for arraignment on the and so adjournmed date of Oct 19, which later fell on opor-garai.
The arrest threat was issued next her non appearance to honour judicature proceedings of July 12 without whatsoever explanation from her side.
The lastly endeavour to dock her on Tuesday, Oct 19, for the money laundering example was scuttled by the Eid el Maulud opor-garai declared by the Federal Regime to celebrate the parturition of Prophet muhammad.
DAILY POST, notwithstanding, noticed that Mrs Oduah, at present a Senator representing Anambra N Senatorial District in the National Assembly arrived in judicature as early as 8am to face trial on a 25-count charge, amongst 4 others.
Senator Oduah was accompanied to judicature by a retinue of security details, friends and political associates.
At the time of this written report, the Senator is having a lastly min pre-arraignment conversation with her conduct counsel on the next line of activity.
The Economical and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is alleging that Mrs Oduah misappropriated the N7.9B public funds piece serving as a government minister under former President Goodluck Jonathan’s regime.
Other defendants are Gloria Odita, Nwosu Emmanuel Nnamdi, Chukwuma Irene Chinyere, Global Offshore, and Marine Limited, Tip Top Global Resources Limited, Crystal Television Limited, Sobora International Limited, and a foreign interpretation Company.
They are charged with conspiracy and money laundering, as good as maintaining anonymous bank accounts.
The prosecution counsel, Dr Hassan Liman, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, has also arrived judicature in company of in relation to 12 other lawyers to nowadays the regime example against the defendants.
Liman had before told DAILY POST that 32 witnesses have been lined upward to evidence against Senator Oduah and 8 others with a view to establishing the fraud charges against them.
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