EFCC to arraign Stella Oduah for alleged fraud

Stella Oduah

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will on February 22 arraign former minister of aviation Senator Stella Oduah (Anambra North) in the Federal High Court, Abuja for alleged financial impropriety.

Justice Inyang Ekwo fixed the date on Tuesday because the former minister was yet to be served with the court processes.

Oduah is facing the fraud charge alongside eight others.

Although the arraignment was scheduled for Tuesday, the case could not proceed because the lawmaker was not in court.

Counsel to the EFCC Hassan Liman told the court that the ex-minister had not been served with the court processes.

The lawyer, therefore, prayed for an adjournment to enable the anti-graft agency served the legislator.

Justice Ekwo held that it was the duty of the prosecution to produce defendants in court.

The judge then adjourned the matter until February 22 for defendants to take their plea.

The anti-corruption agency is alleging that Oduah misappropriated public funds while serving as minister.