Ex-Accountant General, Nwabuoku begs for time to refund stolen monies

A former acting Accountant-General of the Federation, Anamekwe Nwabuoku, has begged Justice James Omotoso of the Federal High Court in Abuja to give him more time, to refund public funds allegedly looted by him and his co-defendant.

Nwabuoku and his co-defendant, Felix Nweke, have been charged with 11 counts of money laundering to the tune of N1.6bn.

Both men are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The defendants were accused of committing to the act while Nwabuoku served as the Director of Finance and Accounts in the Ministry of Defence between 2019 and 2021.

While Nwabuoku is the first defendant, Nweke is the second defendant in the charge marked FHC/ABJ/CR/240/24 dated May 20 and filed on May 27 by EFCC counsel, Ekele Iheanacho.

Nwabuoku was appointed acting AGoF on May 20, 2022, under ex-President Muhammadu Buhari after Ahmed Idris was suspended as AGF over alleged N80bn fraud.

He was, however, removed in July 2022, a few weeks after assuming office.