Money laundering: Gov. Udom fails to stop NBA president, Usoro’s trial

Justice Rilwan Aikawa of a Federal High Court, Lagos, today, dismissed an application filed by Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa-Ibom state challenging the court’s jurisdiction to entertain the charge slammed on the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Paul Usoro (SAN). Usoro is currently facing a N1.4 billion money laundering charge, filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before the court and in the charge name of Governor Udom’ alongside his commissioners and Account – General of the state were conspicuously mentioned.  Following the…

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N1.4bn fraud: Court vacate arrest order against Akwa-Ibom officials 

Justice Mohammed Aikawa of a Federal High Court in Lagos, today, vacated the Bench warrant issued against three officials of Akwa-Ibom state government and one, Margaret Ukpe, who are named in alleged N1.4 billion fraud against the President of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Paul Usoro (SAN) This was sequel to the granting of an application dated March 4, 2019, asking that the Bench warrant be set aside.  The court had on March 1, 2019, upon a request by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), ordered the arrest of the…

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