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EFCC to Arraign Ex-INEC Chairman Maurice Iwu for Money Laundering

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Chairman of Independent Electoral Commission Professor Maurice Iwu annouces the results of the presidential election in Abuja 23 April 2007. Ruling party candidate Umaru Yar'Adua won Nigeria's presidential election Monday, even as foreign observers slammed the credibility of the disputed poll that claimed at least 200 lives. AFP PHOTO PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to arraign a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Maurice Iwu.

EFCC’s acting spokesperson, Tony Orilade, confirmed the planned arraignment in a statement in Abuja on Thursday.

He, however, did not disclose when the former INEC chairman would appear in court.

Mr Iwu would be arraigned at a Federal High Court in Lagos on a four-count charge bordering on money laundering.

The former chairman is alleged to have between December 2014 and March 2015, aided the concealment of N1.2 billion.

The said sum was in the bank account of Bioresources Institute of Nigeria Limited domiciled in the United Bank for Africa, (UBA) PLC.

Mr Iwu is a Nigerian Professor of Pharmacognosy who was appointed Chairman of the INEC in June 2005 and was removed from office in April 2010. (NAN)

 

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