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Igbinedion faces 66-count charge in absentia

•Appears, leaves court premises before trial begins TRIAL in the case brought by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against a former governor of Edo State, Chief ucky Igbinedion, began yesterday at the Federal High Court, sitting in Benin, the state capital. Igbinedion, who is standing trial in a 66-count charge, was accused by the EFCC of allegedly stealing about N25 billion, belonging to the state. He was arraigned in absentia in the capacity-filled court, presided over by Justice ...
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Added February 08, 2011
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