NIGERIA: Money Laundering: EFCC re-arraigns Nnamani, others

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A former Enugu State Governor, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, was on Thursday re-arraigned before a Federal High Court in Lagos for alleged money laundering.

Nnamani, his former aide, Sunday Anyaogu, and seven companies, were re-arraigned on an amended 105-count charge by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The companies are: Rainbownet (Nig) Ltd, Hillgate (Nig) Ltd, Cosmos Fm, Capital City Automobile (Nig) Ltd, Renaissance University Teaching Hospital and Mea Mater Elizabeth High School.

They pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The re-arraignment was sequel to the transfer of the case to a new judge following the transfer of Justice Charles Archibong, from the Lagos Division.

Justice Mohammed Yunusa becomes the third judge to handle the matter after Archibong. The first was Justice Tijani Abubakar.

After the re-arraignment, their Counsel, Mr Riky Tarfa (SAN), urged the court to allow his clients to continue with their earlier bail granted by the former judge, Mr Charles Archibong.

Yunusa upheld the plea of the Tarfa and adjourned the case to May 28, for hearing.

It will be recalled that Nnamani and other suspects were first arraigned in 2007.

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