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Senator Nwaoboshi Remanded In Prison

These are not the best of times for Senator Peter Nwaoboshi as the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered him remanded in Ikoyi Prison.

Senator Peter Nwaoboshi

The remand order follows the arraignment of the senator by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations of fraud.

The lawmaker representing Delta North district at the National Assembly, was arraigned by the anti-graft agency on Wednesday on two counts of alleged fraud.

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After listening to the arguments for and against his bail application, Justice Mohammed Idris ordered that the lawmaker be remanded in prison till Friday when a ruling would be given on whether or not to admit him to bail.

Counsel to Senator Nwaboshi had asked the court to grant his client bail on self-recognisance, but the EFCC opposed the bail application; informing the court that there were still pending charges against the lawmaker.