EFCC Arraigns former minister of state, Muhammed Wakil

News - by RadioNow / Mar. 9th, 2021
Muhammed Wakil

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), arraigned a former Minister of State for Power, Muhammed Wakil, on two counts of corruption at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Apo, Abuja, yesterday.

It is alleged that the defendant, in 2014, corruptly received the sum of N148million from the funds approved for the payment of outstanding insurance premiums and claims of deceased and incapacitated staff members of Power Holding Company of Nigeria( PHCN).

Mr Wakil pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to him. The judge, S.B. Belgore then ordered his remand in EFCC custody and adjourned till March 31st for the determination of his bail application.

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