New Judge Takes Over Saraki’s Aide Fraud Case.

 New Judge Takes Over Saraki’s Aide Fraud Case.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday re-arraigned Gbenga Makanjuola, an aide to Senate President Bukola Saraki.

Makanjuola was re-arraigned before the Federal High Court in Lagos for an alleged fraud of N3.5bn.

He was re-arraigned alongside Kolawole Shittu, Obiorah Amobi and a firm, Melrose General Services Limited,

The four defendants were re-arraigned before Justice Maureen Onyetenu on 11 counts.

The re-arraignment followed the transfer of the criminal case from Justice Babs Kuewumi to Justuce Onyetenu, following Justice Kuewumi’s transfer from the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court.

In the charges, the EFCC alleged that the defendants “took control of N3.5bn, transferred from the Nigeria Governors Forum’s account into an Access Bank Plc account number, 0005892453, operated by Melrose General Services Limited when you reasonably ought to have known that the said fund represented the proceeds of unlawful activities to wit: conspiracy, stealing and fraud.”

Ayomide Oyewole

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