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ICPC arraigns court registrar, wife for alleged N80m fraud

By Matthew Ogune, Abuja
16 December 2019   |   4:03 am
A former judiciary staff and his wife have been arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC) for alleged money laundering.

A former judiciary staff and his wife have been arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC) for alleged money laundering.

Joseph Etefia Udoh, a former Registrar with the Kaduna Division of the Federal High Court of Justice (FHCJ) and his spouse, Grace, charged before Justice Mallong Peter Hoommuck on 12 counts.

Udoh is alleged to have misappropriated over N80 million of the money deposited in the court by a litigant.

He reportedly issued cheques in the name of his wife who was also a staff of the FHCJ and used the funds to acquire property in some major cities across the federation.

The matter has, however, been adjourned to January 28, 29 and 30, 2020 for continuation of hearing

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