Atewe, a former Commander of the Niger-Delta Military Joint Task Force, Operation Pulo Shield, is charged alongside Patrick Akpobolokemi, a former Director- General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency.
Also charged are two staff members of NIMASA – Kime Engonzu and Josephine Otuaga.
The accused are standing trial on an amended 22 counts.
The trial was adjourned following the absence of the judge, Justice Ayokunle Faji, who was on an official assignment.
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