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Court strikes out N80m theft charge by EFCC against business woman

Court strikes out N80m theft charge by EFCC against business woman

Reports show that a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja has struck out an N80m land theft charge filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against businesswoman, Mrs. Moji Yakubu, and nine other persons.

Vanguard reports that Yakubu alongside her company, Monan Trading Company Ltd., and eight others were charged by the commission for allegedly stealing 10 hectares of land at Sagotedo, Lekki.

The land, according to the anti-graft agency belonged to one Joko Trade Estate Resources Ltd, Vanguard reports.

Vanguard reports that those charged along with her included Muka Bajulaiye, Alhaja Ajimot Adisa, Alani Shirawu, Bajulaiye Hakeem, Akeem Giwa, Rachael Tokede, Adelaja Raji and Nuniru Mushafau.

The EFCC in the 11-count charge had alleged that the defendants forged several documents to facilitate the alleged theft. The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge and were granted bail by the court, Vanguard reports.

Before the commencement of the trial, counsel to Yakubu, Mr Yemi Adeshina, filed an application seeking an order quashing the charges against his client on the ground that they were incompetent.

Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/10/court-quashes-n80m-theft-charge-efcc-business-woman/

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