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EFCC increases charges against Jonathan’s cousin, Azibaola, wife

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday amended the charges filed against former President Goodluck Jonathan’s cousin, Robert Azibaola, and his wife Stella.

Azibaola and his wife were initially facing trial for the alleged diversion of $40 million on a seven-count charge.

But with EFCC amendment of the charges, the duo will now be tried on a nine-count for the same offence.

The counsel to EFCC, Silvanus Tahir, told the court that the amended charges were dated April 19 and filed on April 20.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the fresh charges.

They have been accused by the commission of allegedly diverting the said sum through their company, OnePlus holdings.

The case was later adjourned till Friday.

EFCC operatives recently raided the a facility being developed by Azibaola, in Otakeme, Bayelsa State.

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