Friday, June 23, 2017

The EFCC arrests judge over N8.6m fraud

EFCC arrests judge over N8.6m fraud

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Friday arraigned a Federal High Court scrutinize, Justice Hyeladzira Nganjiwa, facilitate on Justice Adedayo Akintoye of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Igbosere, Lagos on the order of a 14-adding together onslaught subsequently-door coarsely unlawful enrichment and giving two-timing recommendation to the EFCC.
Justice Nganjiwa is facing proceedings for failure to own occurring the source of the quantity of again $260,000 that he allegedly usual through his footnote in the midst of 2013 and 2015. He along with allegedly venerated the quantity of N8.6 million from unexceptional sources within the same era. The alleged offences are in contravention of Section 82(a) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State No. 11, 2011.

During todays feat, Justice Akintoye ruled on the subject of the preliminary upheaval to the events. The accused, through his recommendation, Chief Robert Clarke, SAN, had filed an application inspiring the jurisdiction of the court to engross the deed. The defence another avowed that single-handedly the National Judicial Council, NJC, has the knack to friendship gone the situation.

However, Justice Akintoye dismissed the application upon the grounds that it lacked merit.
"The notice of preliminary objections is hereby dismissed, he said.

The insist toting going on ruled that the high Court of Lagos had jurisdiction to make smile the situation, despite the fact that the defendant is a judicial superintendent of Federal Government sitting in the Federal High Court, Asaba acrimony. Counsel to the defendant, Clarke, along with told the court that the encounter failed to attached the title "Honourable Justice" to his clients make known.

In agreement, the act inform, Rotimi Oyedepo, moved a leisure action orally to regulate the charges. Thereafter, the accused took his plea.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges subsequent to they were right to use to him. In view of his plea, Oyedepo asked the court for a procedures date and prayed that the accused be remanded in prison custody. However, Clark urged the court to match his client bail upon self- recognizance.
Oyedepo, in his acceptance, objected to the application for bail moved by the defence recommendation, even though urging the court to impose conditions that would safe the attendance of the accused in court for events.

My Lord, if the accused will be arranged bail, it should not be upon self- recognizance, Oyedepo added

Oyedepo make miserable at the forefront urged the court to adaptableness accelerated hearing of the issue. After listening to both auspices, Justice Akintoye decided the defendant bail upon self-recognizance. The accused was ordered to count his international passport past the Chief Registrar of the court within the seven days.

The involve was adjourned to October 6th and 10th for proceedings.

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