According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has re-arraigned three directors, Gregory Eriyanremu, Frank Ugen and Harriman Isa Oyofo before Justice Uloho of the Delta State High Court sitting in Warri for allegedly converting over N100million meant for payments of contractors who executed contract job for Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, to personal use at different times.
The offence is contrary to Section 390 (9) of the Criminal Code, Cap. C21, Laws of Delta State of Nigeria 2006.
The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge.
In view of their plea, counsel to EFCC, Kayode Oni, asked the court to fix a date for commencement of trial.
However, counsel to the 2nd defendant, Edorie Lawson Umuzu pleaded with the court to allow the accused persons to continue with the bail conditions granted the accused persons when they were first arraigned, an argument which was also canvassed by the other defence counsel.
Justice Uloho adjourned to April 7, 2017 for trial and ordered the accused persons to continue with the bail earlier granted them by court.