Court shifts ex-minister’s N5bn trial to June 5
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Court shifts ex-minister’s N5bn trial to June 5

A former Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah, whose trial was slated for Feb. 13, has been rescheduled to June 5.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will arraign Oduah before a Federal High Court over a N5 billion fraud.

The matter, which was initially scheduled for Feb. 13, was not listed on the cause list for the day.

EFCC alleged that Oduah misappropriated public funds worth N5 billion while serving as a minister under former President Goodluck Jonathan.

She is presently a senator representing Anambra North senatorial zone.

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The senator is standing trial alongside eight others on a 25-count charge.

The charge is bordering on alleged conspiracy, money laundering and maintaining anonymous bank accounts with First Bank Plc.

Other defendants are Gloria Odita, Nwosu Emmanuel Nnamdi, Chukwuma Irene Chinyere and Global Offshore and Marine Ltd.

Also charged are Tip Top Global Resources Ltd, Crystal Television Ltd, Sobora International Ltd and China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation Nigeria Ltd.

The case came up for arraignment several times in 2021 but was continually stalled for several reasons.

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