Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


UK-wanted former bank executive's trial begins

22 October 2014, 08:01Okoro Chinedu

Lagos – The extradition process initiated against Ehidiamhen Okoyomon, former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Security, Minting and Printing Company (NSMPC) by the office of Attorney General is set to continue before the Federal High Court later today.

Okoyomon is allegedly wanted in the United Kingdom over his alleged role in the bribery scandal involving officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria, the NSMPC and Securency International Pty of Australia.

The matter, which first came up on Monday last week, had to be adjourned to last Thursday for hearing on the preliminary objection challenging the jurisdiction of the court to entertain the matter raised by Okoyomon through his counsel, Alex Iziyon.

Also Read: Second witness testifies in ex-Ogun governor graft trial

According to Iziyon, there exists no extradition treaty between Nigeria and United Kingdom .

However, his representative represented told the court he had not been served with the processes and asked for a short adjournment to enable him respond.

Upon the adjournment granted by the court and its order for the accused person to be kept in EFCC custody, Iziyon, through a formal application sought the bail of his client which the prosecution also pleaded for time to respond to.

The matter has been fixed for today for argument on the preliminary objection and hearing on the bail application.

- CAJ News

Tags court bribery

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...