A former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Patrick Akpobolokemi, and seven others have been remanded in prison over allegations of fraud of over N3.4bn within the agency between December 2013 and July 2015.
His alleged accomplices are Capt. Ezekiel Agaba, Ekene Nwakuche, Felix Bob-Nabena and Capt. Warredi Enisuoh.
Others are Governor Juan, Ugo Frederick, Timi Alari, Al-Kenzo Limited and Penniel Engineering Services Limited.
Justice Saliu Saidu of a Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday ordered the accused persons to be remanded in prison after they were arraigned on 30 counts of money laundering by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
The judge said they would remain in the prison custody until they were able to satisfy all the conditions attached to the bail given to them.
Akpolokemi was arraigned along with seven others and two companies with whom he allegedly conspired to commit the offence contrary to Section 15(1)(3) and 18(3) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act 2012.