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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

EFCC Arrests Ex-Akwa Ibom AG Over Alleged N1.4 Billion Money Laundering

Nwoko, an alleged accomplice in the N1.4bn money laundering charge against Paul Usoro, a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association had been at large for over two years.


EFCC

Uwemedimo Nwoko, a former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Akwa Ibom State, has been arrested.

He was arrested by operatives of the Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Nwoko, an alleged accomplice in the N1.4bn money laundering charge against Paul Usoro, a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association had been at large for over two years.

A source said the suspect was finally nabbed in Uyo on Tuesday for his role in the conversion of N1.410bn property of the Government of Akwa Ibom State.

The EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the arrest, adding that he would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded.

Meanwhile, a former governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Rochas Okorocha, who was arrested on Tuesday for alleged N7.9bn money laundering is still in custody.

Our correspondent learnt that the lawmaker was still being grilled by investigators.

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