Alleged $9.8m Fraud: Court Dismisses Former NNPC GMD's No-Case Submission - THISDAYLIVE

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Fixes July 3 for Yakubu to open his defence Alex Enumah in Abuja Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Thursday dismissed the no-case submission entered by the former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Andrew Yakubu, in his trial on alleged $9.8m fraud. Justice Mohammed who dismissed …

Justice Mohammed who dismissed the no-case submission, held that the former helmsman at the NNPC had a case to answer in four out of the six count charge against him and subsequently ordered him to open his defence in the matter.

When EFCC closed its case after calling six witnesses, Yakubu, rather than open his defence, elected to file a no-case submission claiming he had no case to answer.

He prayed the court to strike out the charge and discharge and acquit him.

“However, in Counts one to four, the prosecution had proved substantially ingredients that should make the defendant to enter into defence. The defendant should tell the court how the money found in his apartment in Kaduna got there.

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