The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has placed four Rivers State government officials on its wanted list.
The four government officials include Fubara Siminayi, the Accountant General of Rivers State, Lekia V. Bukpor, Dagogo Rodderick Abere, and the only woman among them, Harrisonba Bessi Princewill, a Cashier.
In a statement by the EFCC Spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, the officials are wanted by the anti-graft agency over alleged criminal conspiracy, money laundering, misappropriation of public funds, and abuse of office to the tune of N117 billion.
The Anti-graft Agency said the suspects, in their capacity as signatories to the Rivers State government account, are alleged to have acted as proxies to several government officials, conspired and fraudulently withdrew and diverted the sum between 2015 and 2018.
Recall that a Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt had remanded the lawmaker representing Degema-Bonny Federal Constituency, Honourable Farah Dagogo, to Police custody for conspiracy and instigating cult activities.
The Defendant Farah Dagogo was arraigned in court on two count charge bothering on conspiracy and instigating cult activities, filed against him by the Commissioner of Police Rivers State.
During the Court proceeding, Counsel representing the defendant opposed to the arraignment and application made by the prosecution Counsel for the defendant to take his plea in court.
The defense counsel insisted before the court that the prosecution did not comply with the provisions of section 300 Sub-2 and section 3B of the practice direction of the Rivers State Magistrate Court Number 7, 2002, as the court lack jurisdiction to hear the case.
The defense counsel argued further that in regards to the above sections of the Law the prosecution ought to have come with application of experte for a remand which was not complied with.
The presiding Magistrate, Chief Magistrate Amadi Nna, after listening to arguments of counsels agreed with the defense counsel and asked the prosecution to do the needful, thereafter remanded the defendant, Farah Dagogo in Police custody and adjourned the case to 9 May, 2022.