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EFCC suffers new setback against Okorududu

09 April 2014, 17:23

Lagos - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has failed in another attempt to prompt the Lagos High Court to issue a warrant of arrest for businessman Bube Okorodudu.

The anti-graft agency is seeking the prosecution of the Managing Director of Cross Country over an alleged N82.8 million theft.

Okorodudu and his company are facing an eight-count charge of conspiracy, stealing, forgery and uttering.

The EFCC alleged that they stole the money through the fraudulent sale of 17 units of Volkswagen transporter buses belonging to AG Moeller and Adeloye Olukemi.

The commission through its counsel, Emmanuel Jackson, had on March 3 asked the court for a bench warrant against Okorodudu for repeatedly failing to appear before the court for his arraignment.

At Tuesday's proceedings, counsel to Cross Country, Ladi Williams (SAN), informed the court that both defendants were not served with the said application.

Williams argued that his clients were legal personalities and had the right to be heard in the proceedings.

He requested for an adjournment to enable the second and third defendants to be served with the application and file their replies.

Justice Lawal-Akapo ordered the EFCC to serve the defendants with the said application.

He adjourned the matter till April 28 for ruling on the application.

- CAJ News

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