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Probe against ex-Aviation Minister Borishade adjourns

04 February 2016, 10:02Emeka Okonkwo

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 AGF.

?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


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