Foremost transporter and Chairman of Cross Country Nigeria Limited, Chief Bube Okorodudu, has been arraigned on an eight-count charge of conspiracy, stealing, forgery and uttering.
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned the transport boss who was alleged accused of a theft amounting N82.8million over fraudulent sale of 17 units of Volkswagen transporter buses belonging to one AG Moeller Limited and Mr. Adeloye Olukemi. Ordering the police to issue a warrant of arrest against the transport boss two weeks ago, Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo who presided over a Lagos State High Court, in Ikeja, ensured the police to order the Cross Country boss to be in court on Tuesday to take his plea on charges against him.
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His arraignment failed to hold on Tuesday in spite of a warrant issued for his arrest by the court due to his absence in which his lawyer, Chief Robert Clarke (SAN), told Justice Lawal-Akapo that Okorodudu was ill, tendering a medical report as a proof. He is being tried along with his two companies, Cross Country Limited and Car Link Limited.It could be recalled that just recently, EFCC had issues with the popular Actress, Laide Bakare.
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