Patrick Akpobolokemi, the former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) was physically bundled into a van belonging to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at a Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday.
He was in court facing charges of looting 3.4bn naira (about $17m). After meeting the bail conditions for that case, Akpobolokemi thought he would be allowed to walk away. But he was forcefully re-arrested by EFCC agents and despite his objections and that of bystanders, was shoved into the waiting van.
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Akpobolokemi’s re-arrest may be related to further allegations that another 40bn naira ($200.4m) was stolen from the agency. A source informed us that there could more cases against the former Director-General and that he will remain in custody pending the new charges.