Thursday, March 25, 2021

FG tenders $1.3m cash retrieved from presidential panel member’s home

 The prosecution on Thursday tendered before a Federal High Court in Abuja $1.3million cash among other currencies in the trial of a member of the Presidential Committee on the Procurement of Arms and Equipment in the Armed Forces, Air Commodore Umar Mohammed (rtd).

The Nation

Umar and his firm, Easy Jet Integrated Services Limited, are being tried on a three-count charge of alleged money laundering, illegal possession of firearms and classified documents without authority.

Umar is accused of receiving $1.3m cash from a firm, Worldwide Consortium PTY Ltd in 2016, through Easy Jet, an act said to constitute a violation of the Money Laundering Act 2011.

At the resumption of proceedings on Thursday, lead prosecution lawyer, Labaran Magaji tendered the cash, through a witness, Stephen Olatubosun.

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