Court dismisses no case submission suit by former Adamawa Governor, others
Peter Bahago, Abuja
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s Capital has ordered a former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako to enter his defence in an alleged N29 billion fraud case.
In a ruling, Justice Okon Abang dismissed Mr. Nyako’s no-case-submission.
The the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, had urged the court not to strike out the alleged N29 billion money laundering charges filed against him and his co-defendants.
The anti-graft agency is prosecuting the former governor alongside his son, Abdul-Aziz Nyako; two companies, Sebore Farms and Extension Ltd and Pagado Fortunes Ltd. They are first, second, sixth and seventh defendants respectively in the trial.
Other defendants are Zulkifik Abba, Abubakar Aliyu, Blue Opal Ltd, Tower Assets Management Ltd and Crust Energy Ltd as third, fourth, fifth, eighth and ninth defendants respectively.