Ex-Governor’s Remains For Burial Sunday


The late former governor Aliyu Akwe-Doma will be buried in his hometown, Doma on Sunday.

NAN reports that the ex-governor’s remains arrived Nigeria aboard Turkish Airline at about 11:15 pm and was received by government officials who had gathered at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja.

The officials included commissioners, special advisers and interim management committee chairmen from Nasarawa state. Others areassociates and family members of the deceased.

The governor died in an Isreal Hospital on March 6.

Doma was the second civilian governor of the state from 2007 to 2011.

His exit from power was greeted with allegation of money laundering and embezzlement.

Newsbreak.ng recalls the ex-governor, alongside Timothy Anthony Anjide, a former Secretary to the State Government, and Dauda Egwa, a former Accountant-General, were arraigned on 10 counts of abuse of office and money laundering.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission accused Akwe-Doma and the others of laundering state funds to the tune of  N8 billion, an offence contrary to Section 14(1)(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2004 and punishable under section 14(1) of the same Act. The EFCC said the alleged offence took place between January 2007 and December 2009.

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