Court Issues Bench Warrant Against Ex-Niger Gov, Babaginda Aliyu

A Federal Excessive Courtroom sitting in Minna, on Thursday, issued a bench warrant towards a former governor of Niger State, Babaginda Aliyu, for failing to look earlier than it.

The presiding decide, Justice Aminu Aliyu, additionally issued a warrant towards the Peoples Democratic Get together governorship candidate within the final common elections within the state, Umaru Nasko, for failure to respect listening to notices served on him.

The previous governor is standing trial alongside Nasko, a former Commissioner of Setting, on eight counts bordering on legal conspiracy and cash laundering.

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The offences are opposite to Part 18(a) of the Cash Laundering Act, 2011 as amended and punishable underneath Part 15(3) of the identical Act.

The 2 are accused of laundering ecological funds of over N1.940bn launched by the Federal Authorities to the state in 2014.

Justice Bappa’s predecessor, Justice Yelim Bogoro, had granted the duo bail after assembly the bail circumstances.

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Nevertheless, Justice Bappa revoked the bail and ordered them to look earlier than him, which they’ve did not do.

Nevertheless, the counsel for the ex-governor, Ayodele Oladeji despatched a letter requesting for an adjournment of the case.

The court docket mounted Monday for the re-arraignment of each Aliyu and Nasko.

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Updated: May 25, 2019 — 6:10 am


  1. Good this should be a lesson for them the bench warrant is hold for them

  2. Good this should be a lesson for them the bench warrant is hold for them

  3. nice it very good thanks for the news update

  4. the governor is a very stubborn man and should be issued the court warrant

  5. Ayodeji Akinwande

    If there is no case, there won’t be court but only God can help us in this country


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