The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday re-arraigned a former Special Assistant to the detained ex-National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, Col. Nicholas Ashinze, and eight others on 13 counts of money laundering involving the sum of N1.84bn.
The anti-graft agency re-arraigned the defendants before Justice Babatunde Quadri on Monday following the earlier withdrawal of the former trial judge, Justice Gabriel Kolawole, from the case.
Others who were re-arraigned alongside Ashinze on Monday included an Austrian and Managing Director of Geonel Integrated Services Limited, Mr Wolfgang Reinl; a lawyer, Mr Edidiong Idiong; and Lt.-Col. Sagir D. Mohammed (retd.).
The rest of the defendants were companies. They were, Geonel Integrated Services Limited, Unity Continental Nigeria Limited, Helpline Organisation, Vibrant Resource Limited and Sologic Integrated Services Limited.