Akinola Ogunlewe, a businessman, has been re-arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before the Federal High Court in Abuja for an alleged $22.6 million fraud.
On October 4, he and his business, B.C.E. Consulting Engineers Limited, were re-arrested in relation to a 12-count forgery, obtaining fraudulent papers, illegal possession, and money laundering accusation.
When the allegations were read to the defendants, however, they entered a plea of not guilty.
Agbo Adeboruwa (SAN), the defence attorney, informed the court that he had submitted a motion to have the charges dropped.
Bala Sangha, the prosecutor’s attorney, said that a counter affidavit opposing the application had been submitted to the court.
On October 26, Justice A.R. Muhammed postponed the proceedings. The judge allowed the defendant to continue with his bail.
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