Anti-graft Agency, EFCC Re-arraigns Grace Taiga, Nigerian Accomplice In P&ID Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has re-arraigned Mrs. Grace Taiga, a feminine confederate within the a number of fraud case involving the Process and Industrial Development Limited (P&ID) earlier than Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

A press release by the EFCC stated Taiga was arraigned on a 9 counts’ amended prices, bordering on accepting bribes and different associated crimes.

Anti-graft Agency, EFCC Re-arraigns Grace Taiga, Nigerian Accomplice In P&ID Fraud 2

Part of the fees in keeping with the fee learn, “That you Grace Taiga, Enameg Vera Mases Taiga (at large) Brendan Cahill (at large), Michael Quinn (deceased) on or about the 30 of January, 2012 within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did conspire to commit an offence to wit, money laundering by disguising the origin of the sum of Five Thousand United States of America Dollars (USD 5,000) paid by Kristholm Limited -a company controlled by the owners and promoters of Process & Industrial Development Limited (P&ID) – into the HSBC bank account of Enameg Vera Moses Taiga domiciled at No.8, Canada Square, London branch of HSBC which money you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act, to wit; bribery and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 18(a) and punishable under section 15(2)(a) and (3) of the Money Laundering Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended).

“That you Grace Taiga, Enameg Vera Moses Taiga (at large), Brendon Cahill (at large), Michael Quinn (deceased) on or about the 30th of January, 2012 within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did commit an offence to wit, disguising the origin of the sum of Five Thousand United States of America Dollars (USD 5,000) paid by Kristholm Limited – a company controlled by the owners and promoters of Process & Industrial Development Limited (P&ID) into the HSBC bank account of Enameg Vera Moses Taiga domiciled at No.8, Canada Square, London branch of HSBC which money you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act, to wit: bribery and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 15(2(a) and (3) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended).

“That you Grace Taiga, whilst being the Director of Legal at Ministry of Petroleum Resources, on or about the 30h of December, 2009 within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did commit an offence to wit, using the sum of Four Thousand Nine Hundred and Sixty Nine United States of American Dollars and Five Cents (USD 4,969.5) paid by Marshpear Limited – a company controlled by the owners and promoters of Process & Industrial Developments Limited (P&ID) into the HSBC bank account of Enameg Vera Moses Taiga domiciled at No.8, Canada Square, London branch of HSBC, which money you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act, to wit; bribery and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 15(21d) and (3) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended).”

The defendant pleaded not responsible to all the fees.

In view of her plea, prosecution counsel, Abba Mohammed prayed the courtroom for a trial date and for the defendant to be remanded in jail custody.

The defence counsel, Ola Olanipekun (SAN) stated he filed a bail software on behalf of the defendant on March 18, 2021, praying the decide to confess her to bail on the grounds of ill-health and being a senior lawyer and former director, Legal Services within the Ministry of Petroleum Resources who was known as to the Bar in 1977.

However, the prosecuting counsel stated the fee filed a counter-affidavit rejecting the bail software and an additional counter-affidavit, which he stated they relied on.

After listening to the arguments by the counsel, Justice Egwuatu launched the defendant to her counsel and adjourned the matter until October 27, 2021 for ruling on her bail software.

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