Tuesday, January 31, 2023

EFCC arrests wanted former commissioner in Akwa Ibom

The operatives of the Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested a former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Akwa Ibom State, Uwemedimo Nwoko.

Nwoko who is an alleged accomplice in the N1.4bn money laundering charge against former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Paul Usoro, had been at large for over two years.

A source said that the former commissioner was arrested on Tuesday for his role in the conversion of N1.410bn property of the Government of Akwa Ibom State.

Also confirming Nwoko’s arrest, the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said that he would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded.

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