Dasukigate: Isabella Mimie To Appear In Court Today To Explain Role In Alleged N22 Billion Fraud


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to arraign Isabella Mimie Oshodin and a furniture company, Bob Oshodin Organisation Limited for unlawfully receiving N22.9 billion from the office of National Security Adviser.

The defendants would be arraigned today (Monday) before Justice Taiwo Taiwo of a federal high court in Abuja.

They will be arraigned on a 25 count charge bordering on money laundering to the tune of N22, 964, 228, 414.

The money is made up of $57,217,301.15 and N2,366,000,000 which the defendants allegedly received from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

The defendants were said to have on 16 occasions, received the various sums of money in the sums of N500,000,000; N750,000,000; N125, 000,000; N350, 000, 000; N170, 000, 000; N85, 000, 000; N60, 000, 000; N50,000,000 and others which totalled N2,366,000,000 from NSA.

Investigations revealed that the defendants also on eight occasions received United States of American Dollars from the office of Col. Dasuki Rtd which totalled $57,217,301.15 into Escrow accounts of Bob Oshodin Organisation Ltd.

The offence is in contravention to Section 15 (2) (b) of the Money Laundering (Provision) Act, 2011 as amended in 2012.

Count two of the 25-count charge said: “That you, Mrs. Isabela Mimie Oshodin, Bob Oshodin Organisation Ltd and Mr. Robert (Bob)Oshodin (still at large) on or about 22nd June, 2014 in Abuja within the
jurisdiction of this of this honourable Court directly transferred the sum of $7, 712, 598 to one Portfolio Escrow Company with account number 3102004330 domiciled in California Republic Bank, United States of America which sum you reasonably ought to have known to be a proceed of an unlawful act of Sambo Dasuki (retd), the then National Security Adviser to wit: criminal breach of trust and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15 (2) (b) of the Money Laundering (Provision) Act, 2011as amended in 2012 and punishable under Section 15(3) of the same Act.”


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