Efforts by the former Managing Director of
While delivering his judgment, Justice
Prior to this time, Akingbola and Dada had challenged the jurisdiction of the court to entertain the charges preferred against them by EFCC,arguing through their lawyers, Chief
Olanipekun cited the judgment delivered by the
He submitted that the
He said Nwosu and Akingbola's cases were similar and that the court should discharge his client.
Counsel to the second defendant, Prof.
EFCC counsel, Chief
He said the charge against the defendants borders on stealing which was different from that made against Nwosu.
In his ruling, Justice Lawal-Akapo aligned with the submission ofthe EFCC counsel, saying, "The offences as charged are within the purview and competence of the state high court. In the result, I find no merit in the applications and they are hereby dismissed," the judge ruled.
He adjourned the matter till
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