ICPC arraigns Ex-AFN Secretary General over $150,000 Fraud


The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned a former Secretary-General of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria, Amaechi Akawu, over his alleged role in a $150,000 scam.

According to a statement by the ICPC spokesperson, Azuka Ogugwa, Akawu was arraigned by the commission at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

He was arraigned before the trial judge, Inyang Ekwo, on charges of corruption, including money laundering and fraudulent diversion of public funds.

The defendant allegedly committed the offences in July and August 2017, when he was said to have diverted sums of money from the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development for personal use.

His actions violated Sections 1 (a) and 16 (1) (d) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act, 2011 and are punishable under relevant Sections of the same Act.

Justice Ekwo, ruling on the bail application, admitted him to bail in the sum of N15 million, with one surety in like sum.

Also, the judge ordered that the surety must have landed property within the Federal Capital and the accused must deposit his international passport with the court registry.

The matter was thereafter adjourned to 16th, 17th and 18th May, 2022 for hearing.

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