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N805m fraud: Senator Peter Nwaoboshi rearrested, sent to prison

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The senator representing Delta North in the National Assembly, Peter Nwaoboshi, who was convicted and sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment seven months ago by the Court of Appeal in Lagos for laundering, was on Wednesday remanded in the Ikoyi Custodial Centre to commence his prison term.

The anti-graft agency’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement that the lawmaker was arrested by EFCC operatives at a hospital in Lagos on February 6.

The appellate court, on July 1, 2022, sentenced Nwaoboshi to prison after it convicted him on a two-count charge of money laundering.

Uwujaren said, “But the lawmaker, who was not present in court at the time of the ruling, went underground and refused to present himself to the Nigerian Correctional Service.

“Instead, he proceeded to the Supreme Court, praying the apex court to not only set aside the judgment of the appeal court but grant him bail, pending the determination of his appeal.”

But in a unanimous decision on January 27, 2023, the apex court dismissed the application.

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