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Money laundering: Abuja Court adjourns trial of Abubakar, Adoke.

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– 1:25 PM –

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday adjourned the trial of former Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke, and an Abuja-based businessman, Aliyu Abubakar.

The court fixed September 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 as new dates for hearing the case.

The trial, which is being presided over by Justice Inyang Ekwo, was adjourned after the prosecution opened its case by calling two witnesses, according to a correspondent.

Mr Adoke and Mr Abubakar, on August 4, were re-arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a 14-count amended charge bordering on alleged money laundering and corruption.

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At a previous sitting on August 11, the prosecutor, Bala Sanga, had presented a witness but failed to serve the defendants with the proof of evidence and statement before approaching the court.

– 1:36 PM – Court Adjourns Adoke, Aliyu Abubakar's Trial.

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday adjourned the trial of former Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke, and an Abuja-based businessman, Aliyu Abubakar.

The court fixed September 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 as new dates for hearing the case.

The trial, which is being presided over by Justice Inyang Ekwo, was adjourned after the prosecution opened its case by calling two witnesses, according to a correspondent.

Mr Adoke and Mr Abubakar, on August 4, were re-arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a 14-count amended charge bordering on alleged money laundering and corruption.

At a previous sitting on August 11, the prosecutor, Bala Sanga, had presented a witness but failed to serve the defendants with the proof of evidence and statement before approaching the court.

Mr Adoke has pleaded ‘not guilty ‘to the charges levelled against him.

#Newsworthy…

Supreme court re-elect Tambuwal as Sokoto governor


The Supreme Court has affirmed Aminu Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the winner of the last governorship election in Sokoto State.

The apex court gave its ruling on Monday after dismissing an appeal filed to challenge Tambuwal’s re-election by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state, Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto for lacking in merit.

A seven-man panel of justices of the court led by Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, held that the appellant failed to present any credible evidence to support his petition against the outcome of the governorship election.


The Sokoto State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal had on Oct. 2, 2019, dismissed the petition against Tambuwal.

But dissatisfied with the tribunal judgment, the APC, through its lead counsel, Dr Alex Iziyon (SAN) appealed the judgment on three grounds of non-compliance with electoral laws, over-voting and other irregularities.


However, Justice Musa Abba-Ajji who delivered the lead judgement on Monday noted that Ahmed Aliyu produced 12 witnesses before the tribunal, 11 made their statements in Hausa language while the English version was tendered in evidence.

The apex court also stated that that the appellant failed to tender the original version of the statements he tendered in evidence and also failed to produce the translator to confirm the authenticity of the 11 statements.

Aminu Tambuwal (PDP) / Ahmed Aliyu (APC)


The apex court held that the appellant was unable to prove that the election was invalid by virtue of non-compliance with the Electoral Act.

The apex court also held that he failed to discharge the onus placed on him by the law, and accordingly dismissed the appeal marked SC/1466/19.


#Newsworthy..

APC drags Sokoto Governor, Aminu Tambuwal to court.

…Aliyu and APC calls Tambuwal to court.

The All Progressives Congress (APC), and its Gubernatorial Candidate at the 2019 Gubernatorial Elections in Sokoto State, have appealed the Judgment of the Court of Appeal, Sokoto Judicial Division that uphold election victory of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state, at the Supreme Court

The Appellants were dissatisfied with the Judgment of the Court on 22nd November, 2019, delivered by the Presiding Justice, Justice Husseini, with the three other Justices concurring. They were Justices M.M.Oniyangi, J.O.K. Oyewole and M.B. Idris

Aliyu and the party had filled an appeal before the Court and challenged the affirmation of the election of the PDP Gubernatorial Candidate, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, by the Tribunal, in a Judgment delivered on 2nd October, 2019.

The Tribunal had dismissed the Petition filed before it by Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu and the APC, for want of merit.

In the Judgment of the Court of Appeal on the Appeal filed by Aliyu and the Party, it affirmed the decision of the Lower Court and dismissed the Appeal for the same lack of merit .

Dissatisfied with the decision of the Court of Appeal, the duo had on Monday, 2nd December, 2019, filed an Appeal against the Judgment of the Court of Appeal, at the Apex Court, the Supreme Court, on 31 grounds.

The Appellants, among others, the learned Justices were wrong to have affirmed the Trial Tribunal’s dismissal of the Appellants’ Petition.

According to the Particulars of Errors as contained in the Notice of Appeal, “the Appellants are entitled to the reliefs sought in the Petition, having proved on the balance of probabilities and preponderance of evidence in it.

“Both the Trial Tribunal and the Lower Court wrongly appraised the case of the Appelants, thereby resolving all the issues against the Appelants.”

Furthermore, in the Notice of Appeal, as contained in ground 31, the Appellants held averred that, “the Judgment is against the weight of the evidence.”

The Appellants are therefore cumulatively seeking four reliefs from the Supreme Court. The first relief seeks an Order allowing the Appeal, the second relief seeks an Order Setting aside the Judgment of the Court of Appeal, Sokoto Judicial Division, while the third relief seeks Such Orders granting the reliefs sought in the Petition No. EPT/SKT/GOV/01/19.

The fourth relief seeks,” Such Other Order(s) that this Honourable Court may deem fit to make . The Supreme Court will soon fix a date to hear the Matter, a source said.

#Newsworthy…