EFCC charged serving military officer, Major General Emmanuel Atewe to courtin Ikoyi Lagos.
former Director General of NIMASA Patrick Ziadeke Akpobolokemi,Mrs Kime Engozu and Mrs Josphine Otuaga before Justice Saliu Saidu on corrupt case trial involving conspiracy, abuse of office and others offence charges
The EFCC, summoned a serving military officer, Major General Emmanuel Atewe, along with former Director General of NIMASA Patrick Ziadeke Akpobolokemi,Mrs Kime Engozu and Mrs Josphine Otuaga before Justice Saliu Saidu of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi LAGOS to answer fraud allegation on 11 count charges verging on scheme, misuse of office and conspiracy and others fraudulent cases.
General Atewe, at moment is serving commander in TRADOC Minna as Director of Doctrinal and Combat Development, Atewe was likewise former Guard Brigade Commander at the Presidency and in addition Joint Task Force Commander Pulo Shield Port Harcourt and more others appointment of various offices as a Military General.
The Commission got an insight report in June 2015 affirming that the administration of NIMASA under the initiative of Ziadeke Patrick Akpobokelemi made installments amassing to the tune of N8,537,586,798.58 to Joint Task Force Operation Pulo Shield’s Zenith Bank Account with significant part of the cash redirected and exchanged through a few people and organizations who served as intermediaries.
EFCC Investigation uncovered that General Atewe in a stupendous conspired with former NIMASA Boss Akpobokelemi changed over about N6,038,350,741 of the underlying whole to U.S Dollars through different Bureau De Change Operators which were given over to Kime Enzogu and Josephine Otuaga who were business accomplices to former NIMASA Boss Akpobokelemi and from that point shared by both parties.
Part of the money share between both parties was found to have been utilized as a part of purchasing properties in Port Harcourt and Abuja and also procurement of shares in blue chip organizations.
Justice Saidu adjourned the case to the 24th of June, 2016, for beginning of trial, further investigation. said by the sitting Justice Saidu”