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Alleged N1.4bn Fraud: Judge’s Absence Stalls Nba President’s Trial


The trial of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President Mr. Paul Usoro, san for alleged n1.4billion fraud failed to resume today following the judge’s absence.

The trial holding before justice Mohammed Aikawa has now been adjourned till the 11th of next month.

Mr. Usoro is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on 10 counts bordering on the offence.

He was first arraigned before justice Muslim Hassan in December 2018, and he pleaded not guilty.

The case was re-assigned to justice Aikawa soon after and Mr. Usoro maintained his plea and was granted bail.

Also mentioned in the charge, is the Governor of Akwa ibom state, Emmanuel Udom, who was described as being “currently constitutionally immune from prosecution”.

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