Abuja businessman in trouble for paying N38m in cash for transactions


ICPC operatives

By Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja

An Abuja-based Businessman, Mr. Ijoma Oji Uduma has been docked by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for making cash payment over the legal limit of N5 million under the Money Laundering Act.

Demola Bakare, Ag. Director, Public Enlightenment and Education/Spokesperson for the ICPC said in a statement that Uduma was arraigned before Justice M. A. Olajuwon of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Uduma was arraigned on a two-count charge bordering on alleged N38 million money laundering Case for making, amongst other offences, cash payment of N10 million in three tranches totaling N30 million, exceeding the amount authorized under Section 2(1)(a) of the Money Laundering (Prevention and Prohibition) Act in February of 2012.

The alleged offence attracts penalty of a fine of N10 million or imprisonment for a term of at least three years or both.

Related News

Uduma pleaded not guilty to the charge and his Counsel applied for his release on bail in the most liberal terms.

He was granted bail by the court on a bond of N2 million by a responsible surety who is to prove close relationship with the Defendant, be in employment of a reputable company, not self-employed and not a civil servant.

The surety is to provide his address (occupational and residential) to the court, submit evidence of tax payment in the last three years, two of his recent passport photographs and that of the Defendant.

The Defendant is to be remanded in Kuje correctional facility pending the perfection of his bail.

The case has been adjourned to October 22, 2024, for commencement of trial.

Load more