Lagos, Nigeria - A former Nigerian State Governor, Chimaroke Nnamani of Enugu, was on Thursday re-arraigned before a Federal High Court in Lagos for alleged money laundering, five years after he was first arraigned for the same offence, according to local media reports.
Nnamani, his former aide, Sunday Anyaogu, and seven companies, were re-arraigned on an amended 105-count charge by Nigeria's anti-graft agency, the the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Nnamani and the other suspects, who all pleaded not guilty to the charges, were first arraigned in 2007.
The re-arraignment was sequel to the transfer of the case to a new judge following the transfer of Justice Charles Archibong, from the Lagos Division.
Justice Mohammed Yunusa becomes the third judge to handle the matter after Archibong. The first was Justice Tijani Abubakar.
Yunusa adjourned the case to 28 May for hearing.