The Lagos zonal workplace of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee will on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 arraign 4 suspected fraudsters earlier than Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Particular Offences Courtroom sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a 14-count cost bordering on felony and stealing to the tune of N1 ,301, 334, 108.00( One Billion, Three Hundred and One Million, Three Hundred and Thirty-four Thousand, One Hundred and Eight Naira).
The suspects are: Ifeoma Okpalugo, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP, (retd.), Olumide Odumosu, Suleiman Yusuf Tegina and Helen Nwafor. The suspects had been charged alongside Yus Funding Nigeria Restricted and Olivia Osmond Nigeria Restricted for allegedly diverting the sum of N1,301, 334, 108.00 belonging to the Nigeria Police Drive, NPF, to their private use.
One of many counts reads: “That you just, Ogbadu Joseph (Now at Giant), Hassan Paiko Muhammed (now at Giant), Sule Yusuf Tegina, Olumide Odumosu, Helen Nwafor, Okpalugo Ifeoma, Olu Osmond Nigeria Restricted and Jemmy Yus Funding Nigeria Restricted, someday in 2013 in Nigeria, inside the jurisdiction of this honourable Courtroom, conspired amongst yourselves to commit felony, to wit: stealing of the sum of N1, 301, 334, 108.00 (One Billion, Three Hundred and One Million, Three Hundred and Thirty-four Thousand, One Hundred and Eight Naira) property of the Nigeria Police Drive.”
Nevertheless, the scheduled arraignment couldn’t go on the previous scheduled date as one of many suspects, Nwafor, claimed she didn’t perceive English. When the matter was referred to as, Nwafor advised the courtroom that she would wish somebody to interprete the costs most well-liked in opposition to her by the Fee in her native language, Igbo.
Consequently, Justice Solebo adjourned the matter to November 7, 2018 and ordered the defendants to be remanded in jail custody pending their arraignment