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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Alleged N1.4bn fraud: Non service of charge stall NBA president’s arraignment

The purported arraignment of the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Mr. Paul Usoro, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, today, over alleged N1.4 billion fraud was stalled due to non service of the charge on him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The EFCC had dragged the NBA president before Justice Sule Hasaan led-court on 10 counts charge that borders on conspiracy, unlawful conversion and  criminal breach of trust. At the resumed hearing of matter today, the EFCC lawyer, Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo, informed the court all…

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