Lagos - The trial of a former presidential
aspirant, Emmanuel Osita Okereke, and co-accused Ishmeal Chinyere has
been adjourned to May.
It was slated for Monday before Justice Abubakar Talba of an
FCT High Court sitting in Gudu, Abuja but could not proceed as
planned as the prosecution's witness was reportedly unfit to be in court.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is
prosecuting Okereke and Chinyere for offences bordering on impersonation,
forgery and criminal conspiracy to the tune of N1,145 million.
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Specifically, the accused persons allegedly forged a
document of a government titled ³Restricted, Federal Government of
Nigeria, National Task Force² and falsely held public offices as Director-General and Director, FCT Command of National Task
Force through which they fraudulently obtained money from sale of
The duo who were first arraigned before Justice JY Tukur in
November 2013 had their matter transferred to Justice Talba following
the elevation of the former judge.
The case started de novo in October with the accused taking
Justice Talba has adjourned the case to May 4 and 5 for
- CAJ News