Court Orders Former Minister to Submit Passport Over N450m Fraud

A Federal High Court sitting In Jos on Tuesday ordered an ex-minister of Water Resources Sarah Ochekpe to submit her international passport.

It was gathered that the instruction was also given to two others as part of their bail conditions.

Ochekpe and former acting Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Plateau State, Raymond Dabo and the state campaign coordinator of Goodluck Jonathan Leo-Sunday Jitong were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a two-count charge of money laundering and conspiracy amounting to N450 million.

During the last sitting, the presiding judge Musa Kurya granted the three accused persons bail based on self-recognition after their formal application.

And on Monday, the EFCC, through its prosecuting counsel, Ahmad Yakubu Muntaka, amended the charges from two to three.

The presiding judge, Musa Kurya, adjourned the case to Wednesday for further hearing.

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