Alleged N29bn fraud: Court gives ex-Gov Nyako, son 24 hours to open defence

1/24/2022 8:36:00 PM
Alleged N29bn fraud: Court gives ex-Gov Nyako, son 24 hours to open defence

Alleged N29bn fraud: Court gives ex-Gov Nyako, son 24 hours to open defence

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Alleged N29bn fraud: Court gives ex-Gov Nyako , son 24 hours to open defence

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday gave a former Governor of Adamawa State, Vice Admiral Muritala Nyako (rtd) and his son, Senator Abdulaziz Nyako , a

The court threatened to invoke provisions of the law to close their case and enter judgment against them.Justice Okon Abang issued the ultimatum on Monday following the persistent claims of the former governor and his son that they were not yet ready to open defence in the criminal charges against them.

At the resumption of the trial, where the ex-governor and his son were billed to kickstart the process of establishing their innocence, the former governor told Justice Abang that he was not yet ready to do that.His position was adopted by his son who asked the court to give them time to go and prepare for the defence.

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24-hour ultimatum to enter their defense in the N29 billion fraud charges brought against them by the Federal Government.Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mohammed Bello-Koko, over alleged extortion and activities of Truck Transit Park (TTP).The PUNCH reported that Davies is a Junior Secondary School 3 student of Baptist High School at Nigerian Baptist Convention Ground in Kubwa, Abuja.by Saharareporters, New York Jan 24, 2022 The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has arrived at the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja for further cross-examination in the alleged N1.

The court threatened to invoke provisions of the law to close their case and enter judgment against them. Justice Okon Abang issued the ultimatum on Monday following the persistent claims of the former governor and his son that they were not yet ready to open defence in the criminal charges against them. Adegboruwa said despite mutual agreed sum of N10,000 payable for entry permit into the terminal, TTP now extort a whooping sum of N31,250. At the resumption of the trial, where the ex-governor and his son were billed to kickstart the process of establishing their innocence, the former governor told Justice Abang that he was not yet ready to do that. Meanwhile, the trial judge of the court, Justice Babangida Hassan, has fixed March 9, 2022 for hearing. His position was adopted by his son who asked the court to give them time to go and prepare for the defence. Some of the disturbing facts which were reliably disclosed that there has been reported cases of discrepancies and misrepresentation of facts and figures emanating from the electronic call-up regime created by Truck Transit Park Ltd on the instruction and directives of your office, the Nigerian Port Authority. In a short ruling on the request for time, Justice Abang rejected the plea but stood down trial to enable the defendants put their house in order. Balogun.

Justice Abang recalled the judgment of the Court of Appeal delivered on January 18 which dismissed the no-case submission of the two defendants ordered them to return to the High Court to open their defence. That it was mutually agreed that the sum of N10,000 was payable for booking process as entry permit into the terminal but TTP now extort a whooping sum of N31,250. The fall and the alleged neglect of the school to either informed his parents or provide urgent medical attention, according to the plaintiff, resulted in him suffering what doctors called “Slipped Upper Femoral Epiphysis (SUFE)” on his right leg and”Prophylactic Pinning-in-situ” on the left. He held that granting their request by him would amount to reviewing the decision of the appellate court which will amount to a nullity. However, after hours, the court invited the former governor and his son but they maintained the same position of not being ready for defence. That despite assurances to the contrary, members of our client now pay an outrageous sums ranging from N50,000 to N150,000 to return empty containers at the authorized holding bay. The judge then issued an order on them to either open their defence on January 25 or have themselves to blame, adding that the court will close the case against them and enter judgment in favour of the Federal Government. Sandra Davies alleged that but for the defendant’s negligence, her son would not have participated in the said Physical and Health Education Practical Examination, which resulted in physical and psychological injury, suffering, pain and monetary expenses. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had on January 18 secured nine judgments against the former governor, his son, Senator Abdulaziz Nyako and seven of his business partners in just one day. YOU MAY. The defence team, led by Osagie Isiramen, had, however, raised objections to the admissibility of the documents, citing several authorities, including Section 83 of the Evidence Act.

The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, delivered all the nine judgments in separate nine appeals filed by the nine defendants to seek nullifications of the N29 billion money laundering charges against them. The appeals are: CA/A/CR/589/2021 (by Nyako), CA/A/CR/590/2021 (by Zulfizil Abba), CA/A/CR/591/2021 (by Crust Energy), CA/A/CR/595/2021 (by Sebore Farms), CA/A/CR/596/2021 (by Blue Opal Ltd), CA/A/CR/597/2021 (by Abdulaziz), CA/A/CR/594/2021 (by Pagado Fortunes), CA/A/CR/593/2021 (by Abubakar Aliyu) and CA/A/CR/592/2021 (by Tower Asset Mgt). In the nine separate judgments, a three-member panel of the court, led by Justice Peter Olabisi Ige, dismissed the appeals by Nyako and eight others. Nyako and the others had appealed against the July 19, 2021 ruling by Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which rejected their no-case submissions. The others are Nyako’s son, Abdulaziz; Zulfizil Abba, Abubakar Aliyu, Sebore Farms and Extension Limited, Pagado Fortunes Limited, Blue Opal Limited, Tower Assets Management Limited and Crust Energy Limited.” On the objections raised to the admissibility of the correspondence between the EFCC and the CAC, the Judge reminded the defence of its ruling on February 2, 2021, on a similar argument still being canvassed and said, “The Court is still bound by its ruling in relation to certifying officers and payment for certification and shall abide by its earlier ruling.

In the judgments, the Court of Appeal held among others that Justice Abang was right in rejecting the no-case submissions by Nyako and others. The appellate court found that the prosecution, led by Mr Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), sufficiently established a prima facie case against the nine appellants to require their being called upon to enter their defence. It ordered them to return to the Federal High Court and enter their defence to the 37-count charge pending against them by providing answers to questions raised in the evidence presented by the Federal Government Related Topics: .