Abuja -? Hearing on a suit against former Minister of Aviation, Babalola
Borishade, and four others has been adjourned to later this month.
The suspects have appeared before Justice Abubakar Sadiq
Umar of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja.
Hearing was stalled on Wednesday at the request of the
Attorney General of the Federation for brief on the matter. ?
?The matter has been in court for
about seven years.
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?Justice Umar has adjourned the case
to February 17 ruling and continuation of hearing pending the decision of the
?Borishade, his former personal
assistant, Tunde Dairo, and two others allegedly mismanaged a N5,2 billion
Aviation Safe Tower contract.
?Others on trial for the alleged
offence are former Managing Director of Nigeria Airspace Management Agency,
Rowland Iyayi, an Australian, George Eider, and Avsatel Communications.
?The Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission arraigned the suspects initially in November 2009 on a 15-count
charge of taking bribe and forging aviation contract documents. ? ? ?
Borishade was Aviation Minister between July
2005 and November 2006.
- CAJ News