Ex-Minister, Stella Oduah In Court Over Alleged Financial Misappropriation

Ex-Minister, Stella Oduah In Court Over Alleged Financial Misappropriation

 

 

 

 

Former Minister of Aviation, Senator Stella Oduah on Monday appeared at the Federal High Court, Abuja over alleged financial impropriety.

The Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is alleging that Oduah misappropriated public funds while serving as a minister.

In a 25-count preferred against the former minister and eight others, they are accused of fraud and diversion of funds through the operation of anonymous bank accounts.

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At the resumed sitting, the prosecutor, Hassan Liman told the court that the EFCC has been unable to serve the charges on the fifth and sixth defendants who are corporate bodies.

The prosecutor, therefore, requested for an adjournment.

The presiding judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo then fixed April 19, 2021, for the arraignment.

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Justice Inyang Ekwo had earlier fixed February 22 for the arraignment because the Former Minister was yet to be served with the court processes when the case was first mentioned on February 9, 2021.

Senator Oduah currently represents Anambra North Senatorial District at the National Assembly.