Alleged N40bn fraud: Court to rule on EFCC’s application in Nyako’s trial Wednesday

A Federal High Court in Abuja adjourned until Wednesday to rule in an application by the EFCC to allow a principal witness to testify via video link in the alleged N40 billion fraud case against former Governor of Adamawa, Murtala Nyako and others.

Justice Okon Abang, adjourned to rule in an application by EFCC seeking the court’s permission to allow its witness, one Mr Kobis who is abroad, to give evidence via video link.

EFCC had arraigned the former governor and his son, Sen. Abdulaziz Nyako, along with others, over the allegation N40 billion fraud.

They were arraigned on a 37-count charge bordering on money laundering allegedly perpetrated while Nyako was Adamawa governor.

Others who were arraigned along with them were Zulkifik Abba and Abubakar Aliyu.

Firms allegedly used to perpetrate the fraud which were joined as the 5th to the 9th defendants were Blue Opal Ltd, Pagoda Fortunes Ltd, Tower Assets Management Ltd and Crust Energy Ltd.

The defendants were present in court.

Details later…..