The former governor had been sentenced to 13 years imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to offences relating to conspiracy to launder funds from the state
Former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Andrew Yakubu, will remain in Kuje Prison until March 21.
The first witness called by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in the corruption case against Mohammed Belgore, SAN and former Minister of National Planning, Abubakar Sulaiman, has told the court how both men benefited from a N450 million largesse from the ex-Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke.
Sagay said that the NDDC recently took delivery of 70 vehicles, including 8 Super Lexus Jeeps valued at N78 million each and 10 Land cruisers worth N63 million each
The Chief Justice of Nigeria has said that the war against corruption can only be successfully prosecuted through strict adherence to the rule of law.
Mohammed Dikko Umar, a former member of the committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the procurement of arms and equipment in the Armed Forces, but who is now facing corruption charges, has been granted leave to travel to South Africa for medical reasons.
The EFCC said that the discovery was based on an intelligence report that properties suspected to be proceeds of crime were being warehoused at the former custom boss’ premises.
Former Minister of State for Defence Musiliu Obanikoro and his family have dragged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before the Federal High Court in Lagos for alleged unlawful seizure of their property.
The EFCC accused the him of financial misappropriation and abuse of office when he was Governor of Katsina State between 2012 and 2015.
Yakubu’s lawyer, Ahmed Raji, SAN, argued that the alleged crime was committed in Abuja, which is outside the territorial jurisdiction of the court in Kano.