Osinbajo, Malami, Magu, DSS Move To Save Anti-graft War - Politics - Ifeyinka

Sunday, April 9, 2017

The Federal Government has gone back to the drawing board to re-strategize on its prosecution of corruption-related cases.
This followed its recent losses, one after the other, of four high profile corruption-related cases in court.
First was the unfreezing, on the order of a Federal High Court, Lagos, of the account of Lagos lawyer Mike Ozekhome (SAN), which is said to hold a sum of N75million professional fee paid to him by Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had alleged that the money was proceeds of corruption.
Next was the discharge and acquittal of Justice Adeniyi Ademola and his wife of charges of corruption and possession of firearms filed against them.
The initial forfeiture of a sum of $5m found in an account of former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan was similarly reversed on the order of another court, while the Minister of Niger Delta in the Jonathan administration, Elder Godsday Orubebe was also discharged and acquitted after Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the federation, told the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) that the case filed against the former minister did not exist.

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