JUST IN: EFCC re-arraigns Former Finance Minister, others over N23.3 Billion Fraud
EFCC re-arraigns Former Finance Minister, others over N23.3 Billion Fraud
Former Finance Minister Bashir Yaguda and 4 others had been re-arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday in an FCT excessive court docket in Maitama for suspected theft of N23.3 billion.
Former governor of Sokoto State, retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, Attahiru Bafarawa and his son, Sagir, and their firm, Dalhatu Investment Limited, are amongst these charged.
They had been charged with misappropriation and accepting fraudulent proceeds on 25 counts.
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In 2015, the accused had been first arraigned earlier than Justice Peter Affen, who’s presently a justice of the Court of Appeal.
They had been later re-arrested in entrance of Justice Husseini Baba Yusuf, who’s presently the FCT prime justice, and Justice Yusuf Halilu.
Between 2013 and 2015, the EFCC accused them of diverting funds from the workplace of the nationwide safety adviser to fund an election marketing campaign.
When the fees had been learn to the defendants, all of them pleaded not responsible.
The defendants will probably be allowed to maintain their bail circumstances. Halilu set a trial date on June thirtieth and a listening to date of June seventh to listen to Dasuki’s utility.
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Bafarawa’s lawyer, Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, had beforehand urged the court docket to permit the defendants to proceed to be launched on bond.
On December 21, 2015, Justice Affen granted them bail, then on October 7, 2016, Baba-Yusuf urged them to proceed on the identical phrases.
Mr Oluwaleke Atolagbe, counsel for the prosecution, mentioned he wouldn’t object if the defendants had been current in court docket for his or her trial.
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Dasuki’s lawyer, Raji Ahmed, SAN, reminded the court docket of his consumer’s request to be permitted to fly abroad for medical therapy.
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