By Onozure Dania
Lagos—An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, witness Mr Prince Kpokpogr, in the ongoing money laundering trial of a Peoples Democratic Party Chieftain, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, yesterday, told a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos that sometime in 2016, he received an anonymous call, saying the caller informed him that he had some documents for him.
Nwoboshi, representing Delta North Senatorial District, was arraigned by the EFCC, alongside two companies, Golden Touch Construction Projects Ltd and Suiming Electricals, over alleged N322million money laundering.
The Anti-Graft agency had on October 5, re-arraigned the defendant before a new judge, Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, following the elevation of the previous trial judge, Justice Mohammed Idris, to the Court of Appeal.
He had pleaded not guilty during his arraignment before Idris, and also, pleaded not guilty to the charges on his re-arraignment.
Following his re-arraignment, the case started de novo (afresh).
At the resumed hearing of the case yesterday, the prosecutor Mr. O.A.R Ogunde (SAN), informed the court that the first prosecution witness was in court.
Kpokpogri, an anti-corruption activist, and Real Estate Manager had earlier given evidence before Justice Idris.
He said when he saw the document, he perused it carefully and wrote to the EFCC for further investigation.