By PHILIBUS DAUDA, Kaduna
As the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) continues its hunt down of corrupt persons in the country, a former council boss of Kaduna South Local Government Area was on Friday arraigned.
According to an EFCC, the suspect, Bala Isa Idris was arraigned before Justice Tukur Mu’azu of Kaduna State High Court on one count charge that borders on advance fee fraud.
Also on Friday, the EFCC, arraigned 12 persons, two companies and a vessel, MV PSV DEBY before Justice Muhammad B. Idris of the Federal High Court, Lagos on a four count charge bordering on conspiracy, forgery and illegal dealing in petroleum products.
But the biggest news from the commission on Friday was that the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh is to remain in Kuje prison till Tuesday, January 19, when his bail application would be considered. The embattled spokesperson and his company, Destra Investments Limited, were docked by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before Justice O.E Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on a 7-count charge bordering on money laundering, an offence punishable under the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2012 (as amended).
Metuh is alleged to have received N400m (Four hundred million naira) from former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd) from funds meant for arms procurement.
Meanwhile, stakeholders in Ibadan have vowed to support the commission as it opens office in Ibadan on Wednesday.
The assurances were given to the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Mustafa Magu who was on a working visit to the Oyo State Capital.
Magu solicited the support, guidance, and collaboration of all stakeholders in Oyo State.