EFCC re-arraigns ex-INEC Chairman, Professor Maurice Iwu


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has re-arraigned a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Maurice Iwu.

Professor Iwu was re-arraigned on Thursday before Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos.

The anti-graft agency, in a statement, said it arraigned the former INEC boss on four counts bordering on money laundering to the tune of N1.2bn

Professor Iwu was first arraigned on August 8 before Justice Chuka Obiozor, a vacation judge, but the matter was re-assigned to Justice Oweibo for trial.

According to the EFCC, he is alleged to have aided the concealment of the money between December 2014 and March 2015 in the account of Bio-resources Institute of Nigeria domiciled in a commercial bank.

The former chairman of the electoral body, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The case was adjourned to November 25.