Court threatens to issue arrest warrant for ex-Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday threatened to issue a warrant of arrest for former Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah, if she failed to appear in court by the next adjourned date.
Justice Inyang Ekwo gave the warning after Dr Hassan Liman, counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in the alleged N5bn trial against Oduah and eight others told the court that the former minister and one other defendant were not in court to take their plea.
Recall that the court had earlier fixed February 9 for the arraignment of the former minister and eight others.
However, due to the fact that Oduah, who currently represents Anambra North Senatorial District at the National Assembly, was not served with the court processes then, the arraignment could not go on.
The court also fixed April 19 for the arraignment but due to the strike by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria the matter could not hold.
The lawmaker is facing a fraud charge alongside others in a suit with number: FHC/ABJ/CR/316/20.
The anti-corruption agency is alleging that Oduah misappropriated public funds to the tune of N5bn while serving as Minister of Aviation.


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