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FG tenders $1.3 million cash exhibit recovered from Ex-Air Force Chief, Mohammed

The Federal Authorities, on Thursday on the Federal Excessive Courtroom in Abuja, tendered a money sum of 1.3 million {dollars} recovered from the Abuja mansion of retired Air Commodore Umar Mohammed.

The large international foreign money, tendered by the federal government was admitted as an exhibit after it was counted within the open courtroom with the help of an digital counting machine.

The exhibit was tendered through the continuation of the trial of Commodore Mohammed for alleged fraud and cash laundering expenses introduced towards him by the federal government.

On the resumed trial, the prosecution counsel Mr Labaran Magaji tendered the money as an exhibit together with varied different currencies, with a proof that they have been recovered from the defendant’s possession.

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Nonetheless, the defence counsel Dr Hassan Liman SAN cross-examined the prosecution witness Mr Stephen Olatubosun by means of whom the exhibit was tendered.

The senior lawyer knowledgeable the court docket of his shopper’s intention to file a no-case submission on the grounds {that a} prima facie case has not been established towards him.

Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo after listening to events within the matter ordered the Chief Registrar of the federal excessive court docket to deposit the international foreign money on the Central Financial institution of Nigeria CBN, pending the conclusion of the trial.

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The matter was subsequently adjourned to Might 27, for the adoption of ultimate addresses, by the events within the no-case submission movement.

The retired Air Chief is dealing with a 3 counts cost of alleged cash laundering, unlawful possession of firearms and categorised paperwork with out authority.

He was accused of receiving 1.3 million {dollars} money from one Worldwide Consortium PTY Ltd in 2016 by means of his firm Easyjet Airways in violation of the Cash Laundering Act 2011.

FG tenders $1.3 million money exhibit recovered from Ex-Air Power Chief, Mohammed

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