Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State is in fresh scandal as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed an alleged charge of N1.4 billion fraud against the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr Paul Usoro (SAN). In the charge, the EFCC claimed that Usoro converted and laundered the money in connivance with Governor Udom Emmanuel.
Usoro was charged before the Federal High Court in Lagos. The charge sheet, marked FHC/418C/18, was filed before Justice Muslim Hassan. However Justice Hassan adjourned till December 10, 2018, for the arraignment of the NBA President.
Charged alongside Usoro were one Nsikan Nkan, described as Commissioner for Finance, Akwa Ibom State; Mfon Udomah, described as the Accountant General of Akwa Ibom State; Uwemedimo Nwoko, described as the Akwa Ibom State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice; and Margaret Ukpe.
The EFCC claimed that Usoro, in connivance with the others mentioned, conspired among them to commit the offence sometime in 2015 “within the jurisdiction of this honourable court.” The anti-graft agency claimed that the N1.4billion allegedly converted and laundered by the defendants belonged to the Akwa Ibom State Government.