EFCC officials literally dragged former Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA boss Patrick Ziadeke Akpobolokemi into their waiting bus after they stormed the Federal High Court to effect his arrest today Dec 14th. See more pics after the cut.
According to PM News, the embattled former Director General of NIMASA who has been arraigned before two different courts of the federal high court on charges of stealing and conversion of money running into billions of Naira, was just coming from a court presided over by justice Ibrahim Buba, where one the cases was adjourned till 18th January, 2016 for trial and was about to enter his car outside the court when he was accosted by two EFCC operatives and two armed mobile policemen.
They requested for him to follow them and when he refused, they dragged him into their waiting bus.
The former NIMASA boss had earlier been arraigned with three other accused persons and three companies over an alleged stealing and conversion of N2,659,457,666.00.
In a twenty-two count criminal charge number FHC/L/511C/15 signed and filed before the court by the EFCC prosecutor Barrister Festus Keyamo, it was alleged that Patrick Ziadeke Akpobolokemi, Captain Ezekiel Bala Agaba, Ekene Nwakuche and Governor Amechee Juan with intent to defraud and conspire together to induce the Federal Government of Nigeria to approve and deliver to NIMASA the sum of N2,659,457,666.60 under the false pretense that the said sum represented the cost for the implementation of the International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) code in Nigeria Ports thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under sections 8(a) 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraaud Related Offences Act,2006.
All the accused persons were also alleged to have conspired with these three companies BLOCK AND STONZ LTD, KENZO LOGISTICS LIMITED, AND AL-KENZO LOGISTICS LTD to commit the offence thereby committed an offence contrary to section 18(a) of the money laundering Act 2012 and punishable under section 15(3) of the same act.
They all pleaded not guilty and were granted bail in the sum of N50 million with one surety who must possess landed property worth N50million the accused must deposit their international passport with the court as the are also ban from travelling outside the country.