N36.8Bn FRAUD | EFCC Arraigns Dasuki’s aides, Others

by on November 24, 2016
Col Nicholas Ashinze, a former Special As­sistant to detained ex-National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) and three others have been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for N36.8 billion fraud.
They were arraigned on Wednesday before Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Fed­eral High Court, Abuja on a 13-count charge of corruption and money laundering to the tune of N36.8 billion.
The other accused are an Austrian, Wolfgang Reinl; Ed­idiong Idiong and Sagir Mo­hammed.
Ashinze and his co-accused were arraigned alongside five companies for allegedly di­verting huge sums from the office of the former NSA.
In a statement issued by EFCC’s Spokesman, Mr Wil­son Uwujaren, he named the companies as Geonel Inte­grated Services Limited, Unity Continental Nigeria Limited, Helpline Organisation, Vi­brant Resource Limited and Sologic Integrated Services Limited.
The EFCC alleged that Ashinze, being a serving of­ficer of the Nigerian Army and a former Aide to Da­suki; Reinl, an Austrian and Managing Director of Geonel Integrated Services Limited on or about April 22, 2014 at Abuja, in the Judicial Di­vision of the Federal High Court, did transfer the sum of N550 million to Edidiong Idiong, being a lawyer prac­tising in the name of Law Partners & Associates, know­ing that the said sum forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act to wit: ‘corrup­tion’ and thereby committed an offence contrary to Sec­tion 15 (2) (b) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011 (as amended).

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