EFCC re-arraigns ex-Kaduna Governor, three others for alleged money laundering.

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has re-arraigned a former governor of Kaduna State, Mukhtar Yero at a Federal High Court sitting in the state capital on 8-count amended charges bordering on money laundering and criminal conspiracy.

Yero is being prosecuted alongside a former Minister of Power, Nuhu Wya, former Secretary to the Kaduna State Government, Ishaq Hamsa and a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kaduna State,  Abubakar Gaiya Haruna for their alleged involvement in the receipt and disbursement of 700 million naira paid to them by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke to influence the outcome of the twenty fifteen presidential election.

They were re-arraigned before Justice R. M. Aikawa of the Federal High Court in Kaduna who took over the case from former trial judge, Justice Mohammed Umar who is on transfer to another jurisdiction.

At the resumed sitting, the prosecution counsel, Nasiru Salele, told the court that the case was for re-arraignment of the defendants and urged the court to ask them to take their pleas.

Justice Umar, therefore, granted bail to the defendants on the same terms earlier offered them by the court and the case was adjourned till January next year, for trial.