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BREAKING: Court acquits Sen. Nwaoboshi of N322 million Money laundering charge

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A Federal High Court in Lagos has discharged and acquitted Sen. Peter Nwaoboshi (Delta North) of N322 million money laundering charge.

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke cleared Nwaoboshi of the charges after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC could not properly prove its case.

Nwaoboshi, who represents Delta North in the upper chamber was arraigned in 2018 before Justice Mohammed Idris who was later elevated to the Court of Appeal.

He was then re-arraigned before Justice Aneke on October 5, 2018. In the case file marked marked FHC/L/117C/18, the anti-graft commission claimed that Nwaoboshi acquired a property described as Guinea House, Marine Road, in Apapa Lagos, for the sum of N805million, adding that he should have known that N322million out of the purchase sum formed part of proceeds of an unlawful act.

Justice Aneke stated that the EFCC’s case fell apart because bank officials were not called to testify.

Nwaoboshi was arraigned alongside two companies, Golden Touch Construction project ltd and Suiming Electrical ltd. The prosecution also claimed that Suiming Electrical helped Nwaoboshi and Golden Touch to launder money.

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