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Alleged N29bn fraud: You have case to answer – Court tells ex-Gov Nyako, others

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Former Adamawa State Governor, Admiral Murtala Nyako (rtd), and three others have misplaced their bids to cease the N29 billion corruption prices introduced towards them by the Federal Authorities.

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A Federal Excessive Courtroom sitting in Abuja, on Monday dismissed the no-case submission filed by the previous governor and his son Abdul Aziz Nyako for missing in benefit

Justice Okon Abang within the ruling held that the Federal Authorities has efficiently established a prima facie case towards them and as such have a case to reply within the prices towards them.

The decide ordered them to instantly file their defence within the 37-count contract rip-off introduced towards them by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, on behalf of the Federal Authorities.

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Justice Abang mentioned that he had painstakingly, fastidiously, calmly and completely scrutinized the proof of the 21 witnesses who testified towards them and big displays tendered towards them and got here to the conclusion that they’ve some explanations to supply within the prices towards them.

The previous governor and his co-defendants got until October 4 to file their protection to the legal prices towards them.

The EFCC is prosecuting the previous governor and his son, Abdul-Aziz; two corporations, Sebore Farms and Extension Ltd and Pagado Fortunes Ltd, over cash laundering offences.

Different defendants are Zulkifik Abba, Abubakar Aliyu, Blue Opal Ltd, Tower Property Administration Ltd and Crust Vitality Ltd.

The EFCC had arraigned them on a 37-count cost of legal conspiracy, stealing, abuse of workplace and cash laundering.

The trial started in 2015 and has lingered until date.
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All of the defendants had requested the courtroom to uphold their purposes for no case on the bottom that they weren’t linked with the costs introduced towards them.

Particulars later..

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