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EFCC to arraign woman for receiving N22.9bn from Dasuki

EFCC to arraign women for receiving N22.9bn from Dasuki

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has concluded plans to arraign one Mrs Isabella Oshodin today, Monday, for allegedly receiving the sum of N22.9 billion from former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki.

Oshodin will be arraigned alongside a company, Bob Oshodin Organization Limited before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja for fraud and money laundering.

A statement in Abuja on Sunday by the acting EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, disclosed that Oshodin and her firm allegedly received $57.3m and N2.3bn from Dasuki.

According to the statement, the defendants were said to have on 16 occasions received the money in the sums of N500m; N750m; N125m; N350m; N170m; N85m; N60m; N50m and others totaling N2.366bn.

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It further said that the defendants also on eight occasions received $57.2m in escrow accounts of Bob Oshodin Organisation Ltd, in contravention of Section 15 (2) (b) of the Money Laundering (Provision) Act, 2011 as amended in 2012.

One of the counts of the 25-count charge reads: “That you, Mrs Isabela Mimie Oshodin, Bob Oshodin Organisation Ltd and Mr Robert Oshodin (still at large) on or about June 22, 2014, in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this honourable court directly transferred the sum of $7, 712, 598 to one Portfolio Escrow Company with account number 3102004330 domiciled in California Republic Bank, United States of America which sum you reasonably ought to have known to be proceed of an unlawful act of Sambo Dasuki, the then National Security Adviser to wit: criminal breach of trust and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15 (2) (b) of the Money Laundering (Provision) Act, 2011 as amended in 2012 and punishable under Section 15(3) of the same Act.”

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