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Tag "Patrick Akpobolokemi"

    N2.6bn ‘fraud’: Appeal court acquits Akpobolokemi, ex-NIMASA DG

N2.6bn ‘fraud’: Appeal court acquits Akpobolokemi, ex-NIMASA DG

Patrick Akpobolokemi, ex-director general of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has been acquitted of a N2.6 billion fraud charge by the Lagos division of the appeal court.Yargatta Nimpar, judge of the appeal court, upheld the no-case submission filed by Akpolokemi, after it was dismissed by a high court in October 2017.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had in [...]

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    N2.6bn ‘fraud’: You have a case to answer, court tells ex-NIMASA DG

N2.6bn ‘fraud’: You have a case to answer, court tells ex-NIMASA DG

A federal high court sitting in Lagos has ruled that Patrick Akpobolokemi, former director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has a case to answer.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Akpobolokemi alongside five others in December 2015 for allegedly diverting N2.6 billion from the coffers of NIMASA.The five others are Ezekiel Agaba, Ekene Nwakuche, Amechee [...]

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    VIDEO: Akpobolokemi, ex-NIMASA DG, threatens to slap journalist in court

VIDEO: Akpobolokemi, ex-NIMASA DG, threatens to slap journalist in court

Patrick Akpobolokemi, former director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), recently threatened to slap a female journalist in the premises of the federal high court, Lagos.Akpobolokemi is standing trial for alleged corruption.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) accused him of defrauding the federal government to the tune of N795.2million.In a video, which is now circulating on [...]

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    Ex-NIMASA DG shows up in court in crutch

Ex-NIMASA DG shows up in court in crutch

In a manner similar to that of Mohammed Bello, former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who was wheeled into the federal high court in Abuja, Patrick Akpobolokemi, ex-director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), on Thursday walked into the premises of the federal high court in Lagos with the aid of a walking stick.Akpobolokemi, who [...]

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    ‘Buhari has declared war on Ijaws’

‘Buhari has declared war on Ijaws’

Ebimobowei Oguma, president of a group known as Delta Ijaw Youth Assembly (DIYA) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of declaring "a war" on the friends of former president, Goodluck Jonathan, particularly his "Ijaw kinsmen".In a statement issued by Oguma on Wednesday, the group alleged that impunity and disregard for the rule of law have been thriving under the current administration.Condemning [...]

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    Drama as EFCC operatives bundle Akpobolokemi, ex-NIMASA DG, into waiting bus

Drama as EFCC operatives bundle Akpobolokemi, ex-NIMASA DG, into waiting bus

Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) re-arrested Ziakedi Akpobolokemi, former director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), outside the premises of the federal high court in Lagos on Monday.The arrest came moments after his trial over alleged N2.6bn fraud was adjourned till January 18.He was walking towards his car in the company of his [...]

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    Ex-NIMASA DG arraigned for ‘N1.153bn scam’

Ex-NIMASA DG arraigned for ‘N1.153bn scam’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday 2015 arraigned Patrick Akpobolokemi, former director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) before Salihu Sa'idu, justice of the federal high court, Lagos, on a 30-count charge bordering on conspiracy, fraudulent conversion of funds and money laundering.Also arraigned were seven staff of the agency, including Eziekiel Agaba, executive director, and their [...]

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    NIMASA, not Tompolo, bought warships, says Navy

NIMASA, not Tompolo, bought warships, says Navy

The Nigerian navy has denied that militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo recently acquired warships, claiming that the vessels in question belong to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).Austin Oyagha, a rear admiral and navy’s chief of training and operations, disclosed this to reporters in Abuja on Wednesday.“No individual has acquired gunboats in this country; the gunboats [...]

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