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Court adjourns Lamido, others versus EFCC’s case to October 15

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Former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido.

A Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday adjourned the case of former Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido and others versus the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to October 15, 2018.

Defense Counsel Joe Agi had requested for the case to be adjourned sine die based on the explanation that they had written to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) against the interference of the prosecution using the judiciary, which prompted the CJ to call for the case file.

“Unfortunately he has not acted on the file yet obviously because of the recent swearing in of some judges, we would await his divisions,” he stated.

However, the presiding Judge, Justice Babatunde Quadri, adjourned the case to October 15, 2018 in lieu of the forthcoming vacation.

Lamido had earlier challenged the transfer of his suit at Federal High Court, Abuja from Justice Adeniyi Ademola to Justice Babatunde O. Quadri for determination.

Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, transferred the case to Quadri following Ademola’s arraignment and trial at an Abuja High Court.

The EFCC had in September 2015 arraigned Lamido, his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha and two others before Justice Ademola on a 27-count charge bothering on graft, abuse of office and money laundering.


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