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After Seven Months Of Being On The Run, EFCC Finally Arrests Senator Nwaoboshi

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After evading arrest for over seven months, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has finally arrested the Senator representing Delta North in the National Assembly, Peter Nwaoboshi.

Nwaoboshi has been on the run since the Court of Appeal Lagos Division convicted and sentenced him to seven years imprisonment for money laundering.

The lawmaker was intercepted by EFCC operatives at a hospital in Lagos on Monday and finally remanded in Ikoyi Custodial Centre on Wednesday to commence his prison term.

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This development was announced by the Head, Media and Publicity of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Wilson Uwujaren in a statement.

The Court of Appeal had in a judgement delivered on July 1, 2022, sentenced him to prison after it convicted him on a two-count charge of money laundering.

It also ordered the winding up of his two companies, Golden Touch Construction Project Ltd and Suiming Electrical Ltd, in line with the provision of Section 22 of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act 2021, and their properties forfeited to the Federal Government.

But the lawmaker who was not present in court at the time of the ruling went underground and refused to present himself to the Nigerian Correctional Service.

He proceeded to the Supreme Court, praying the apex court to not only set aside the judgement of the appeal court but grant him bail, pending the determination of his appeal.

But in a unanimous decision on January 27, 2023, the apex court dismissed the application. In the lead judgement by Justice Emmanuel Agim, the apex court wondered why Nwaoboshi, who refused to submit himself to the law, would seek the indulgence of the law.

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