Connect with us

Labarai

Buhari Moves Against Obasanjo’s Camp as EFCC Comes after Babalola Borishade

Published

on

Former minister, Prof. Babalola Borishade who served in 3 ministries during ex-president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s 1st and 2nd terms, is in trouble as Justice Abubakar Sadiq Umar of the FCT High Court, sitting in Maitama, Abuja, yesterday, refused to stop further hearing on a suit filed by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) against Babalola Borishade, and 4 others for allegedly mismanaging N5.2 billion Aviation Safe Tower contract.

The others are Borisade’s former personal assistant, Tunde Dairo; former Managing Director of Nigeria Airspace Management Agency, Rowland Iyayi; an Australian, George Eider and Avsatel Communications Ltd. The trial began in November 2009, when they were arraigned by the EFCC on a 15-count charge of taking bribe and forging aviation contract documents.

The hearing of the case which was initially scheduled for Wednesday, February 3, 2016, could not go on as planned as the Attorney General of the Federation(AGF) requested for a brief on the case by the EFCC since the matter had been in court for about seven years. Ruling on the application, yesterday, Justice Umar said the application by counsel to the defendants to foreclose or discharge the defendants was refused and ordered the prosecution to continue its case.

Listen Live

Freedom Radio Kano 99.5 FM Your browser does not support the audio element. https://stream.zeno.fm/t8bhnmek8mzuv Freedom Radio Kaduna 92.9 FM Your browser does not support the audio element. https://stream.zeno.fm/5z9v4k7e9mzuv Freedom Radio Dutse 99.5 FM Your browser does not support the audio element. https://stream.zeno.fm/wp75as7e9mzuv Dala FM Kano 88.5 Your browser does not support the audio element. https://stream.zeno.fm/9zdvuszaanzuv

Now Streaming

Copyright © 2019. Freedom Radio Group. All Rights Reserved.

error: Content is protected !!