EFCC docks contractor for N2.4bn ONSA contract scam

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos

The Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned one Olugbenga Obadina alongside his company, Almond Projects Limited, before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja.The accused on Friday were charged on an eight-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust, corruption and money laundering to the tune of N2.4billion.

Obadina allegedly collected a sum of N2, 417, 000,000 paid into his company’s account in tranches, between 2013 and 2015 from the account of the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, under Col. Sambo Dasuki (Rtd) without contract award.

The offence is contrary to Section 15(2), (d) of the money laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011 as amended in 2012 and punishable under Section 15(3) of the same Act.

Justice Dimgba, after argument by both the defence and prosecution counsels, adjourned to July 18, 2016 for ruling on the bail application and ordered the accused person to be remanded in Kuje prison custody.

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