N3.1bn Money Laundering: Court Adjourn Suswam’s Trial till March 24

February 26, 2021
51 Views

/* custom css */
.tdi_75_e39.td-a-rec{ text-align: center; }.tdi_75_e39 .td-element-style{ z-index: -1; }.tdi_75_e39.td-a-rec-img{ text-align: left; }.tdi_75_e39.td-a-rec-img img{ margin: 0 auto 0 0; }@media (max-width: 767px) { .tdi_75_e39.td-a-rec-img { text-align: center; } }
Advertisement  nnpc-may-2020

 Justice A.R Mohammed of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has adjourned the money laundering trial of a former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam and his co-defendant, Omadachi Okolobia, a former commissioner for finance, Benue State till March 24, 2021 for ruling on the defence objection to the examination of the fourth prosecution witness by counsel to EFCC, and continuation of trail.

At today’s sitting, prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, SAN, informed the Court that the matter was for continuation of trial and prayed the Court to invite the PW4, Abubakar Umar to the witness box in order to continue the examination.

In view of the amended charges, learned silk sought the leave of the Court to revisit the evidence given by PW4 at the last adjourned date for purposes of elucidation.

/* custom css */
.tdi_74_361.td-a-rec{ text-align: center; }.tdi_74_361 .td-element-style{ z-index: -1; }.tdi_74_361.td-a-rec-img{ text-align: left; }.tdi_74_361.td-a-rec-img img{ margin: 0 auto 0 0; }@media (max-width: 767px) { .tdi_74_361.td-a-rec-img { text-align: center; } }
Advertisement  E-banking-1456x180-1.jpg

 However, the application was objected by counsel to the 1st defendant, C.E Obuozo on the grounds that, the amended charge does not affect the status of the witness. Obuozo added that there is a subsisting order of the court declaring the witness hostile, that the court cannot not be dragged back and forth from stage of examination and cross-examination to re-examination.

 She further stated that, from the proof of evidence accompanying the amended charges, there is nothing relating to the witness and urged the court to dismiss the application of the prosecution, close the examination of witness and allow cross-examination.

The prosecution in response informed the court that he is entitled to extract more facts from the witness and that parties are at liberty to call and recall witnesses in support of that amendment.

Justice Mohammed, after listening to the arguments of counsel, adjourned the matter till March 24, 2021.

/* custom css */
.tdi_76_480.td-a-rec{ text-align: center; }.tdi_76_480 .td-element-style{ z-index: -1; }.tdi_76_480.td-a-rec-img{ text-align: left; }.tdi_76_480.td-a-rec-img img{ margin: 0 auto 0 0; }@media (max-width: 767px) { .tdi_76_480.td-a-rec-img { text-align: center; } }
 Firstmonie-Wallet-Campaign-Direction-External-A-03-11-2020-Partner-Site-600x90-1

You may be interested

Nigeria Is Now The World’s Mass Murder, Terrorism Capital – FFK Declares
News
2 views
News
2 views

Nigeria Is Now The World’s Mass Murder, Terrorism Capital – FFK Declares

Webby - July 7, 2022

Gunmen, on Tuesday night, attacked the Kuje Medium Custodial Centre in Abuja where about 600 out of 994 inmates were…

Yemi Alade Excites Fans With Stunning Photos On Social Media
News
5 views
News
5 views

Yemi Alade Excites Fans With Stunning Photos On Social Media

Webby - July 7, 2022

 Afropop singing sensation, Yemi Alade has excited her many fans with some new photos she shared online. Clad in blue…

ASUU Strike Has Forced Me Into An Urgent Search For A Husband – 200-Lvl Gombe Varsity Student
News
6 views
News
6 views

ASUU Strike Has Forced Me Into An Urgent Search For A Husband – 200-Lvl Gombe Varsity Student

Webby - July 7, 2022

Maryam Adamu, a 20-year-old student of the Gombe State University (GSU), has stated that the ongoing strike action by ASUU…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.