Court dismises charges against heads of Rivers MicroFinance Agency

By Ifunanya Obeme-Ndukwe

A​ Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt has struck out a criminal case filed against former Managing Director of Rivers State Micro Finance Agency, Ipalibo Sogules, former​ Head, SMEs, Nimi Harry, Head Finance and Accounts, Ukele Okorji and former Internal Auditor of the agency, Sofiri Koko.

The four defendants were standing trail on a two count charge of conspiracy and advanced fee fraud of over thirteen million naira. The case was struck out by Chief Magistrate A .O. Amadi-Nna following an application by the State Attorney General, Zacheaus Adango to discontinue the matter.

Adango cited section 108 subsection 2 of the Rivers State criminal and administration Justice Law, as he entered a nole prosequè and pleaded with the court to set the accused free. Governor Nyesom Wike had last month approved the sack of former RIMA Boss, Ipalibo Sogules over alleged fraud and other members Micro Finance board.

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