Sodje brothers to appear at Crown Court over alleged charity fraud

14 November 2016

Bright Sodje, 50, Stephen Sodje, 42, Efetobore Sodje, 34, and Samuel Sodje, 37, appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court today to answer charges of fraudulent trading in relation to the running of the Sodje Sports Foundation.

Samuel and Efetobore Sodje were also charged in relation to a separate money laundering case along with Emmanuel Ehikhamen, 51, and Andrew Oruma, 48.

Samuel Sodje and Efetobore Sodje faced five charges and one charge of money laundering respectively. Emmanuel Ehikhamen was charged with 13 money laundering offences while Andrew Oruma was charged with a single offence of money laundering.

All six were bailed to appear at the Old Bailey on 12 December 2016.

22 October 2016

Four people have been charged with fraud offences after an investigation by the National Crime Agency.

Bright Sodje, 50, Efetobore Sodje, 34, Samuel Sodje, 37, and Stephen Sodje, 42, were charged with fraudulent trading on Friday 21 October and bailed until 14 November 2016, when they will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court.

The four were arrested on 13 July after a three-year NCA investigation into alleged irregularities at the Sodje Sports Foundation.

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