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N6.4bn NSITF fraud: Ubani withdraws suretyship of Olejeme, blasts Magu

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The ex-2nd Nationwide Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Affiliation NBA, Monday Ubani, has withdrawn his suretyship of the ex-chairman of the Nigeria Social Insurance coverage Belief Fund NSITF, Ngozi Olejeme from the Financial and Monetary Crime Fee EFCC.

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That is coming barely two years after, Ubani and Senator Christopher Enai from Bayelsa State, had been detained by the EFCC on March 19, 2019 for failing to supply Ngozi Olejeme, who they stood for as sureties.

Olejeme is dealing with a N6.4 billion fraud allegedly perpetrated whereas she was chairman of NSITF.

Nonetheless, an FCT Excessive Courtroom, Apo, presided by Justice Silvanus Orji, in March 2019, granted bail to Monday Ubani and Senator Christopher Enai within the sum of N50 million with two cheap sureties, who should be civil servants on stage 15.

The courtroom had additionally ordered that the candidates deposit their worldwide passports.

Justice Orji gave the order after listening to the submissions of the candidates in an ex-parte movement filed by their counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), DAILY POST remembers

Ozekhome, within the movement ex parte, prayed the courtroom to order the EFCC to grant the candidates bail on self-recognition or liberal phrases pending arraignment.

Whereas asserting his withdrawal in a press release made obtainable to DAILY POST on Saturday, the Abia-born former NBA Vice Chairman, Monday Ubani slammed the sacked chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crime Fee, Ibrahim Magu over acts of lawlessness whereas on the helm of affairs of the Nigeria anti graft company.

His assertion partly learn, “If an accused individual jumps bail, the surety definitely has not dedicated any offence beneath our regulation. It’s a civil matter which is to the impact that the surety forfeits the bail bond. It is just when the surety is unable to pay the said sum within the bail bond that she or he will likely be sentenced to a time period of imprisonment.

“Ibrahim Magu’s EFCC learn their very own regulation the wrong way up and criminalised a purely civil matter. I even over heard that they mentioned I breached the Guidelines of Skilled Conduct of the NBA. When did EFCC begin implementing Guidelines of Skilled Conduct for the NBA? That was how EFCC beneath Magu operated; lawless, clueless and brash.

“To say the least, I used to be elated and grateful to God for answered prayers. She(Ngozi Olejeme) is again to face her case and the onus is on EFCC to show the theft of N69 billion towards her.

“The newspaper and public trial characterisation of Magu period is gone, maybe for good.

“Let everybody accused of crime in Nigeria be given honest trial and let those that are responsible be jailed, whereas those that are harmless be discharged and acquitted. That’s how it’s completed in each civilized clime.

“I’ve utilized and withdrawn my suretyship of the girl from EFCC. The letter to that impact was written and acknowledged on the sixteenth of April, 2021”.

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