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EFCC to arraign Stella Oduah for ‘fraud

’The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to arraign Stella Oduah, former minister of aviation, for alleged financial fraud.

The arraignment which was initially scheduled for Tuesday was stalled owing to the absence of the former minister.

Oduah, now a senator representing Anambra north senatorial district, is to stand trial alongside eight others in a suit with the number: FHC/ABJ/CR/316/20.

The anti-graft agency is alleging that Oduah misappropriated public funds while serving as a minister.

When the case was called on Tuesday, Hassan Liman, counsel to the EFCC, told the court that the former minister was yet to be served with the court processes.

He asked the court for a short adjournment to enable the prosecution to serve the defendant.

“My lord, the matter has been set out today for arraignment but I have been informed by the commission that the first defendant (Oduah) is yet to be served,” he said.

“In view of that my lord, may I humbly apply for a very short date.”

Inyang Ekwo, the presiding judge, emphasised that it is the responsibility of the prosecution to bring the accused persons to face trial.

The judge then adjourned the matter to February 22 for the arraignment of the defendants.

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