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Ex-Kogi Governor Audu suffers court setback

25 September 2013, 09:28Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The High Court has dismissed submissions by the former Kogi State Governor, Abubakar Audu, and former Director General of Rural Development in his administration, Alfa Mustapha, to have charges of corruption against them dropped.

The duo had asked the court to quash the 36 count-charge against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The charges range from criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of public funds to the tune of about N11 billion.

Justice Olukayode Adeniyi, arriving at his decision to strike out the applications, maintained that as long as part of the proceeds of the purported crimes were laundered through local banks and used to acquire houses in Abuja the court had the territorial jurisdiction to determine the counts.

The judge also ruled against at Audu’s argument of abuse of court processes.

Audu and his co- accused in May and June respectively, filed the separate applications for reasons of want of jurisdiction, competency and abuse of court processes.

Allegations are that between 2000 and 2002, the pair abused funds meant for rural development in Kogi.

The trial has been adjourned to November 11 for trial.

- CAJ News


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