N13.6m fraud: EfCC arraigns former NMA Chairman, 4 others in Edo 


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A former Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), in Edo State, Dr. Emmanuel Ighodaro, was Tuesday arraigned at a Benin City High Court, over issues bordering on alleged stealing of N13.6 million and conspiracy to commit fraudulent false accounting.

Also charged in the suit marked: BLCD/EFCC/8/2017, were  Dr. Anthony Owolabi, Dr. Quincy Atoghengbe, Dr. Raymond Ogieva and Dr. Oseremen Gabriel Ogbebor.

The accused persons are facing a 21-count charge preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

According to the prosecuting Counsel, Dr. Ben Ubi, the defendants committed the offence while acting in their capacities as officers of Edo NMA between 2013 and 2014.

The charge sheet reads in part: “the defendants, knowingly and privies to omitting the UBA Account No. 1010717142, a material particular…

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