MONEY LAUNDERING TRIAL: GOVERNOR EMMANUEL FAILS TO STOP EFF TRIAL OF NBA PRESIDENT USORO

The trial of the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Paul Usoro (SAN) has started with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), calling its first prosecution witness. Before this, Justice Rilwan Aikawa had struck out an application filed by the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel seeking to stay the proceedings and adjourn indefinitely pending the verdict of the Appeal Court on his challenge to a decision delivered on May 30. On that day, Justice Aikawa had dismissed the governor’s application challenging the court’s jurisdiction to hear the…

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