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Monday, March 05, 2018

Trial Of Former Gov. Aliyu Over Alleged N4.6bn Fraud Adjourned Indefinitely

A Minna High Court on Monday adjourned the trial of former Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger over an alleged N4.568billion fraud indefinitely.




Aliyu is standing trial alongside the State PDP Chairman, Tanko Beji and a former Commissioner of Environment, Umar Nasko, over alleged N4.568billion fraud and abuse of office.

At the resumed hearing of the matter, Sam Adda, counsel to Nasko, prayed the court to adjourn the matter sine die (indefinitely).


According to the counsel, the call for adjournment is due to an appeal filed against the court’s decision to dismiss his preliminary objection, challenging the court’s jurisdiction to try his client.

Adda said that he had applied to the Court of Appeal for an order staying the proceedings of the trial at the state high court pending the determination of his appeal.

He maintained that continuing proceedings at the state high court while there was an application for stay of proceedings before a superior court would amount to judicial rascality.

The EFCC counsel, Chile Okoroma, however, objected to the application to adjourn the matter indefinitely.

He argued that stay of proceedings should not be granted in cases prosecuted by the anti-graft agency.

He urged the court to dismiss the application as he was ready to call his witnesses who were in court for commencement of trial.

In his ruling, Justice Aliyu Mayaki said it was important to wait for the ruling of the Court of Appeal as regards the application for stay of proceedings.

(NAN)

7 comments:

  1. Almost all the big cats who steal in the many millions and BILLIONS are the Alhajis, Babangida's, etc. However, almost all the SAN's and brilliant legal minds called to defend these white collar thieves are either Ayodeji's or Okorofo's. Why is that? Abi unah see am too?

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  2. Shebi they're fighting kwarruption?

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  3. That's it and I won't be surprised if this is the last we hear of this case again. Meanwhile, somewhere in Isolo last week, a full grown man took the walk of shame for attempting to steal a generator. I mean, he was paraded stark naked along the streets! How much is that generator compared to the billions of dollars these guys steal and still walk free? Is this justice?

    But that's Naija for you..

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  4. ....and then the case dies. This is naija, im not surprised. Yinmu raised to power 2

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  5. Why did they bring it up in the first place? The thieves walk freely on our streets. God help us!

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  6. Why did they bring it up in the first place? The thieves walk freely on our streets. God help us!

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  7. "Politics determine who has the power, not who has the truth " Paul Krugman....QED@AllTribesMatter

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