The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it’s set to arraign the former Special Duties Minister, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki and three others before the Federal High Court in Abuja today Monday, May 4, 2020.
The EFCC’s Spokesman, Tony Orilade said, in a statement, that Turaki, also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and others would be arraigned before Justice Inyang Ekwo on a 16-count charge of fraud related offences.
The charge is marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/61/2020.
Others to be arraigned along with the former minister on a 16 count charge are Sampson Okpetu (who served as his Special Assistant), Samtee Essentials Limited and Pasco Investment Limited (all found out to be Okpetu’s companies).
Turaki presided over the Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs from 2013 to 2015 and served as the Supervising Minister of Labour from 2014 to 2015 in the former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration
The SAN is a political ally of the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the February 2019 presidential election.
He was the second most senior member of Atiku’s legal team in their case that unsuccessfully challenged the victory of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) and the All Progressives Congress in the last presidential poll.