- A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday, hit a no-case submission filed by a former Governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
- A statement was signed to this effect by Wilson Uwujaren, Head of Media and Publicity.
The court, which was presided over by Justice Adeniyi Ademola, while rejecting the suit against Ohakim said that the EFCC was able to establish its case. The former governor of Imo State, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, is facing a criminal trial for making a cash payment to the tune of N270,000,000 for the purchase of property located at Plot 1098 Cadastral Zone A04, Asokoro district, Abuja.
One of the charges against Ohakim reads:
“That you, Ikedi Ohakim, on or about January 26, 2013 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court, while under arrest for an offense under the Economic Financial Crimes Commission Establishment Act of 2004 knowingly failed to make full disclosure of your assets by not declaring your ownership of the property well-known and described as Plot No. 1098 cadastral Zone A04, Asokoro District. It is also known as No.60, Kwame Nkurumah Street, Asokoro in Abuja and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 27(3)(c) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission establishment Act of 2004 and punishable under the same section. ”
The court adjourned the case to 10 and 13 of October, 2016 for further hearing