Former acting NIMASA DG convicted of N136m fraud

Calistus Obi of NIMASA

A Federal High Court in Lagos has convicted former acting Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Calistus Obi, of N136 million fraud.

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun on Thursday adjourned the case until May 28 to hear allocutus (plea for mercy) of the convicts, after which judgement will be delivered.

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had preferred an eight-count charge against Mr Obi, who was also a former executive director of NIMASA.

The court also found Alu Dismas, an aide to former NIMASA DG,
Patrick Akpobolokemi, guilty of the charges.

Also charged are two companies, Grand Pact Ltd. and Global Seal Investment Ltd.

Justice Olatoregun found Obi guilty of counts five, six, seven and eight of the charge and also found Dismas guilty of counts two and four of the charge.

The judge discharged the defendants of counts one and three of the charge.