Iyalaje Oodu, Princess Toyin Kolade To Be Arraigned For $32M Fraud With Other British Nationals

Date: 14-01-2022 9:15 pm (1 week ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
- at 14-01-2022 09:15 PM (1 week ago)
(m)

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Friday adjourned till March 11 further hearing in the $32 million fraud charge filed by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation against a Lagos socialite, Princess Toyin Kolade and 10 others.

Justice Peter Lifu fixed the date after both the prosecution and defence counsel adopted their respective written addresses on whether or not to hear the charge first or the objection to the charge filed by the defendant’s lawyer.

On the last adjourned date, the judge asked counsel to both parties to address him on the contending issue of Section 396 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, ACJA and fixed today for the adoption of the written addresses.

At the resumed hearing of the matter today, counsel informed the court that they had filed their respective addresses as directed by the court and were given the go-ahead to adopt same.

Justice Lifu consequently adjourned till March 11 for ruling.

The judge had on last December 3, raised the issue of Section 396 of ACJA and asked the defence counsel to addresse him on it when the defendant brought an application to quash the charge against her without first taking her plea before the court.

The AGF’s office had dragged the 11 defendants before the court on charges bordering on conspiracy, obtaining by false pretence and fraud of $32 million.

Other defendants in the charge are; four India nationals – Prem Garg, Devashish Garg, Bhagwan Simgh Rawat and Mukul Tyagi – and two Britons – Marcus Wade and Andrew Fairie – said to be at large.

Also, four companies – Metal Africa Steel Products Limited, Wilben Trade Limited, Fisolak Global Resources Limited and Kannu Aditya India Limited – were also charged before the court on the alleged offences.

However, counsel to Princess kolade, Mr Dele Adesina SAN filed a motion asking the court to quash the charge preferred against the 7th and 10th Defendants/Applicants.

In the alternative, he prayed the court to strike out the names of the 7th and 10th defendants in the charge for several reasons.

They are: The charge and the proof of evidence failed to disclose any prima facie case and/or link or connect the 7th and 10th defendants/applicants to the commission of the alleged offences charged.

The Police Investigation Report Issued by the Commissioner of Police, Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU), Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, Annex, Lagos which formed the basis of the Criminal Prosecution did not implicate the 7th and 10th Defendants/Applicants in any way or form.

The Police Investigation Report sufficiently cleared the 7th and 10th Defendants/Applicants from the commission of the alleged offences.

The 7th Defendant/Applicant is a clean, clear and responsible personality in the society and it will be unfair and unjust to drag her name and that of her Company (the 10th Defendant/Applicant) doing a lawful business into a criminal trial for offences they know nothing about.

The essence of this objection is to terminate the proceedings without this Honourable Court dissipating unnecessary energies to consider this unworthy and fruitless matter as it relates to the 7th and 10th Defendants/Applicants.

The justice of this case demands that the names of the 7th and 10th Defendants/Applicants be struck out from the charge.

The 7th and 10th Defendants/Applicants shall rely on the charge together with all other processes, Statements, Reports and documents filed by the prosecution in this case for the hearing of this application.

In a 24-paragraph affidavit deposed to by Abdul-Malik Abdul-Mutalib, a lawyer in Adesina’s law firm, the defendants had been doing clearing business at the NPA for many years without any blemish or stain whatsoever.


Posted: at 14-01-2022 09:15 PM (1 week ago) | Hero
- Hauisih at 14-01-2022 11:17 PM (1 week ago)
(m)
Another withdrawal made, If you want to earn bitcoin like me on an investment platform with Daily withdrawal. Then message me here on whatsapp: 07064458515



Click Here To Chat Me On Whatsapp
 

Posted: at 14-01-2022 11:17 PM (1 week ago) | Newbie
Reply

fire TRENDING GISTS fire

TODAY'S TOP
  1. Estranged Wife Of Mercy Aigbe’s New Boo Breaks Silence – Says Losing Him Is A Gain For Her

  2. Reactions Trail Resemblance Between Mercy Aigbe's New Husband And Her Ex Husband's Son

  3. Nkechi Blessing Gets Emotional After Meeting Pete Edochie On Set Of Merry Go Wrong (Video)

  4. AFCON 2021: Kanu Nwankwo Reacts As Nigeria Crash Out After 1-0 Loss To Tunisia

  5. DSS Summons Residents For Telling Farm Vandalizing Herdsmen To Leave Their Estate

  6. “I Am Not Attracted To Men At All” – Temmie Ovwasa

  7. This Country Makes Me Very Uncomfortable - Billionaire Daughter, Ruky Indimi-Dantata

  8. Ex-Oyo Governor, Alao-Akala Usually Gave Me Pocket Money Before I Became Professor – Osinbajo

  9. ISWAP Declares Borno Town As West African Caliphate Headquarters

  10. AFCON: Like Pigeons, Eagles Touched By Buhari Refused To Fly – Shehu Sani

  11. How Yemi Alade Responded After A Follower Advised Her To Collaborate With Other Female Artistes

  12. 2023: Next President Of Nigeria Might Come From Living Faith Church – Bishop Oyedepo

  13. JAMB Refuses Apology Of Candidate Who Cheated 21 Years Ago, Gives Condition

  14. Kenyan Socialite, Huddah Monroe Reveals She Loves Chubby 'Daddies' With Money

  15. Anthony Joshua To Receive $15M To Stand Aside And Let Oleksandr Usyk Fight Tyson Fury

  16. BREAKING: JAMB Announces Date For 2022 UTME, DE Registration

  17. Fani-Kayode Attends Premiere Of Yahaya Bello’s Biopic With His New Girlfriend (PHOTO)

  18. Singer, Portable Shows Off His New Girls Inside Expensive Kenyan Club (Video)

  19. Actress Mo Bimpe And Husband Celebrate One Month Wedding Anniversary (Video)


THIS WEEK
  1. Viral Video Of Nigerian Couple Mistakenly Capture Friend Having S3x With His Partner While Live

  2. Mercy Aigbe Finally Unveil Alleged 'The Owner ' Weds Married Lover, Adekaz Amid Online Drags

  3. "My Husband's Manhood Is Too Small" -Depressed Lady Laments Over Her 3Month Old Marriage

  4. Ned Nwoko and Regina Daniels Arrests Jaruma In Abuja For Defamation and Drugs Usage

  5. Zazoo Crooner, Portable Gets Emegency British Accent As He Shows Off His New Lover (Video)

  6. "Reason Ned Nwoko Arrested Me" - KayanMata Seller, Jaruma Reacts To News Of Her Arrest (Vid)

  7. Lady Confronts Man Sexually Harassing Her In A Bus Because She Uses A Leg Chain (Video)

  8. Nigeria v Tunisia : Round Of 16 AFCON Match,Team News,Goal Scorers and Stats

  9. Cubana Chief Priest Gifts Wife Brand-New Mercedes-Benz G-class For Her Birthday (Video)

  10. "How Don Jazzy Stopped Mo’hits Reunion In 2021" - D’banj


TOP MEMBERS: