EFCC Tenders Documents Against Ex-Niger Gov, Aliyu

A former Governor of Niger State, Mr Babangida Aliyu, is back at the Federal High Court in Minna, Niger State to defend himself against charges of money laundering.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) reopened its case against the former governor on Thursday by presenting fresh documents before the court in a bid to establish the complicity of the defendant in the alleged offence.

The EFCC also presented a prosecution witness who testified that the former governor made withdrawals of N10 million in eighty places using the account of a private investment company.

But Aliyu’s lawyer, Olajide Ayodele, faulted all the documents and objected to their admissibility on the ground that they did not satisfy the provisions of Section 104 Subsection (1) (2) and (3) of the Evidence Act.

After listening to the arguments from the lawyers, the trial judge, Justice Yellin Bogoro held that some of the documents were inadmissible because they had no proper certification from appropriate authorities. Other documents were however admitted as exhibits.

The matter has been adjourned to April 10 the for the continuation of trial.

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