A High Court sitting in Rivers State has remanded the Managing Director of Saipem Contracting, Mr. Walter Peviana and one Kelechi Chinakwe in the Port-Harcourt Correctional Centre over an alleged conspiracy to defraud the Government of Rivers State of $130m.
The fund is said to be an advanced payment for the construction of the OCGT power plant in Port- Harcourt,the State capital.
The Court presided over by Justice Okogbule Gbasam, also issued a bench warrant for the arrest of three expatriates staff of the company namely: Giandomenico Zingali, Vitto Testaguzza and Davide Anelli.
At the resumed hearing on Tuesday, Justice Gbasam ordered that Peviana and Chinakwe be remanded at the Port- Harcourt Correctional Service until the next hearing date.
The Judge,held that the continual absence from Court of Zingali, Testaguzza and Anelli issued a bench warrant and asked the State Commissioner of Police and other security agencies to arrest and produce them in Court to face their trial.
Lead counsel to the Rivers State Government, Chief Godwin Obla, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), relied on Section 195 of the Rivers State Administration of Criminal Justice Law 2015 to pray that those absent be tried in absentia since they have been duly served the Court processes.
The lead counsel to four of the defendants, Odein Ajumogobia, SAN, however opposed his argument averring that although the Court processes have been served on his clients, the sixth defendant was absent in Court on health grounds.
After reviewing the arguments of the learned counsels,Justice Gbasam, however, adjourned the matter till January 18, 2022 for further hearing.
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