Alleged N1.4bn fraud: New Judge withdraws from NBA President, Usoro’s criminal charge

Justice (Professor) Chuka Austin Obiozor, of the Federal High Court, Lagos, today, ‘recused’ himself in trying the President of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Paul Usoro, who is charged before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The NBA President, Usoro was formerly arraigned before Justice Sule Hassan of the same court, on December 18, 2018, on a 10 count-charge bordering on N1.4 billion fraud. Others named in the charge are: the incumbent governor of Akwa Ibom, Emmanuel Udom, who is described in the charge as  being “currently…

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