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EFCC files fresh charges against Omokore, others in alleged $1.6b fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday filed additional 15 charges against Jide Omokore and others.EFCC Spokesperson, Tony Orilade, said in Abuja that the charges includes two of his companies namely: Atlantic Energy Brass Limited and Atlantic Energy Drilling Concept Limited, as well as Victor Briggs and Membere Abiye in the trial before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges as Omokore and the other defendants are facing nine-count amended charges bordering on alleged money laundering and procurement fraud amounting to $1.6b.Led in evidence at yesterday’s sitting by prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs SAN, prosecution witness, Abdulrasheed Bawa, told the court how the defendants made transactions in huge sums of money among themselves.

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