P&ID Scam: Grace Taiga Takes On Amended Charge, Remanded In Prison

Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, 17 January 2022 remanded Grace Taiga, a former Director of Legal at the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, in prison custody pending perfection of her bail condition.

The defendant who is facing prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for allegedly receiving bribes to facilitate the award of contract in the infamous Process & Industrial Development Limited (P&ID) scam, failed to provide a surety after she was granted bail by the court sometime in October, 2021.

At the resumed sitting today, prosecuting counsel, Abba Muhammed informed the court that the prosecution have a new charge which has been served on the defendant “with additional proof of evidence.

“The only difference is that we are dropping two counts, eight and nine. It is a new charge to replace the old one. It is a reduction from nine counts to seven counts.”

The amended charge has the defendant’s daughter, Enameg Vera Moses Taiga, listed as an accused, who allegedly received the sum of Nine Thousand, Nine Hundred and Sixty-nine United States Dollars and Five Cent (USD 9969.5), paid by Kristholm Limited, a company controlled by the owners and promoters of Process & Industrial Development Limited, through her HSBC bank account on behalf of the 1st defendant. For details of this and other stories, visit our website: http://www.efccnigeria.org

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