The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has re-arraigned Major General Emmanuel Atewe (rtd), a former Commander of the Military Joint Task Force, (Operation Pulo Shield), in the Niger Delta, for an alleged fraud totaling about 8.5 billion Naira.
It is the third time Major Atewe is being re-arraigned by the EFFC and the trial, took place at the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Friday, before Justice Ayokunle Faji.
He was re-arraigned on a 22 count charge alongside a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Patrick Akpobolokemi, and two others, Kime Engonzu and Josephine Otuaga.
Their re-arraignment before Justice Faji, followed the transfer of the previous judge, Justice Saliu Saidu from the Lagos division of the court to the Port Harcourt division.
Justice Faji has adjourned till February 13 and 17, 2017 for trial to start afresh.