Birnin Kebbi - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dragged Gov Atiku Baguda of Kebbi State to court for alleged money laundering, reports New Telegraph.
The party in the suit filed at Federal High Court sitting in Abuja is asking the court to annul the election of Baguda for lying in the Form C.F. 001 he filed before the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that he has never been sentenced or convicted for any offence by a court of law.
The suit was filed by the party’s candidate in the April 11 governorship election in state, Bello Sarkin Yaki and two others.
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They noted that contrary to the claim by the governor that he has never been convicted, he was arrested in Houston, Texas in the United States of America on May 22, 2003 based on extradition warrant requested by Britain on behalf of Isle of Jersey.
They said the governor is wanted in Britain on three count charge of fraudulent transfer of money from Nigeria to Deutsche Bank.
They, therefore, asked the court to nullify and void all rights, benefits or privileges conferred on or accorded Bagudu as governor of Kebbi State.
They also requested the court to declare as wasted, all votes garnered by the governor, at the April 11 gubernatorial election in Kebbi State and declare Yari, the PDP candidate, who came second, as the actual winner of the election.
The case comes up this Thursday, December 10.
Read more at New Telegraph.
- News 24