Court Adjourns Ibrahim Shekarau, Aminu Wali Money Laundering Suit Of N950m

A federal High Court sitting in Kano on Tuesday adjourned till 20th September a suit filed by EFCC against former Kano state governor, Ibrahim Shekarau , former Foreign Affairs Minister, Aminu Wali and former Finance Commissioner in Kano Mansur Ahmed  on six counts bordering on conspiracy and money laundering to the tune of N950 million.

When the case came up for the continuation of hearing, on Tuesday Counsel to  Ibrahim Shekarau, Barr. Ojonini Atah and Aminu Wali’s Counsel, Barr. Samuel Ologunorsa prayed the court to dismiss the suit and acquit their clients on wants of evidence.

However the EFCC Counsel, Barr. Musa Isa insisted that the defendants have case to answer urging the court to continue with the trial.

The presiding Judge, Justice Lewis Allagoa then adjourned the suit till 20th September for ruling on the matter.

Solacebase recalled that the defendants were accused of conspiring among themselves and received the said amount without going through financial institutions.

The money was said to have been issued the defendants by the Peoples Democratic Party and former petroleum minister Diezani Allison-Madueke.

The EFCC said that the offenses contravened sections 18 (a) of the Money Laundering (prohibition) Act 2011 as amended and punishable under section 16 (2)(b) of the same Act and Section 15(1) of money laundering Act.

The trio had pleaded not guilty to the charges.