Raid on Ekweremadu’s House: Police arraigns whistle blower over false information

Posted by News Express | 31 May 2017 | 1,813 times

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• Deputy Senate President Ekweremadu.

The Nigerian Police Force has arraigned one person for allegedly providing false information to the police in connection with the raid on the house of the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.

Mr Ahmed Echoda was arraigned on Tuesday allegedly providing false information to the police, leading to the raid of Senator Ike Ekweremadu’s house.

The suspect, who was arraigned on one count of giving false information to the police, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Magistrate Umar Kagarko subsequently ordered that the alleged fake whistle-blower should be remanded in Keffi Prison, pending the ruling of his bail application on June 5.

The official Guest House of the Deputy Senate President in Maitama, Abuja, has been raided on Friday.

In a similar case, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had also arraigned two whistle-blowers for giving false information to the agency.

The duo of Buhari Fannami and Ba-Kura Abdullahi are being prosecuted before the Federal High Court in Maiduguri, for allegedly misleading the agency with information about illegally acquired monies purportedly buried at the residence of one Ba’a Lawan. (Channels TV)


Source: News Express

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