The trial of the suspended Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, has been stalled following an application for adjournment by his legal team.
At the resumed trial before Justice Adeniyi Ajayi of the FCT High Court on Wednesday, counsel to Idris, Gordy Uche, told the court that he needed more time to interact with his client following the meeting his client had with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) the previous day based on the invitation of the anti-graft agency.
The defence team accused the EFCC of contempt, stating that the commission lacks the right to continue investigations since the matter is already in court but counsel for the commission, Rotimi Jacobs refuted Uche’s claims
He said that the suspended accountant general of the federation is the one that approached the commission for settlement.
After listening to all the parties in the matter, Justice Ajayi adjourned to October 4 and 5, 2022 for the continuation of the trial.
The suspended accountant general and his co-defendants had pleaded not guilty to 14 counts bothering on stealing and criminal breach of trust to the tune of N109.5 billion against them
JUST IN: Court Jails 22-Year-Old For Defrauding Residents
Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos State, has sentenced a 22-year-old man, Abiola Emmanuel, to two years’ imprisonment for fraud.
The convict was arraigned on one count of retention of proceeds of crime.
The charge read, “That you, Abiola Emmanuel, on or about March 17, 2022, in Lagos, within the Ikeja jurisdiction of this honorable court, retained in your control the aggregate sum of $38,000, one HP Elite X2 laptop, one Navy Blue Hublot Fission wristwatch and one diamond encrusted Cartier Santos wristwatch, being proceeds of criminal conduct, deceitfully obtained from unsuspecting members of the public.”
The offence is punishable under Section 333 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge.
The defence counsel, Z.A. Makinde, appealed to the court for mercy.
An official of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission, Michelle Wandoo, identified the items recovered from the defendant at the time of arrest and they were tendered as exhibits.
Emmanuel was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment with an option of fine of N20,000,000.
BREAKING: Baale Of Shangisha Jailed For 15 Years In Lagos
Lagos traditional ruler has been jailed for 15 years
The FidelinfoNews reports that an Ikeja High Court has sentenced the deposed Baale of Shangisha in Magodo area of Lagos Mutiu Ogundare, charged with faking his kidnap to 15-year jail term.
Justice Hakeem Oshodi sentenced Ogundare having convicted him of a two-count bordering on breach of peace and fake kidnapping.
Also jailed for the same prison term is his brother, Opeyemi Mohammed.
The court however set his wife Abolanle, free having earlier absolved her of the charges.
JUST IN: NPF Declares Indian Wanted For Allegedly Stealing Nigerian Firm’s N500m
The Nigeria Police Force has declared an Indian national Ayan Asit Chakraborty wanted.
The FidelinfoNews reports that Gazette Bulletin with Ref No AR: 3000/ZN.2/MTU/TMI Vol. 2/141 announced that the Magistrates’ Court had issued a warrant of arrest in Lagos.
The suspect is expected to turn himself in at the office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 2 Command in Onikan.
Ayan is wanted for alleged stealing and fraudulent diversion of funds from a Nigerian firm Shash Industries Ltd., between 2017 till July 2022.
He is accused of making about N500,000,000 fraudulent transfers to his various personal accounts for personal benefits.
The accountant is 35 years old, 5.7 by height, medium build, oval face, long nose, small mouth, thin lips, good teeth, black eyes, light skin, and round chin,
The police description also said Ayan has curly hair, large head, low forehead, smokes and drinks, dresses in corporate/casual, and frequently visits clubs and bars.
“If seen, arrest and hand over to the nearest police station or to the office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone-2 Command Onikan Lagos 07030308813”, the notice added.
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