EFCC To Re-Arraign Nyako And Son

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Former governor of Adamawa, Murtala Nyako, and his son, Abdul-Aziz, will be re-arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Sept. 12.

It would be recalled that the EFCC had arraigned Nyako and his son alongside Zulkifikk Abba, Abubakar Aliyu as well as five firms on Aug. 7, 2015.

They were arraigned before late Justice Evoh Chukwu on 37 counts of money laundering, involving alleged diversion of over N29 billion belonging to the Adamawa government.

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, then re-assigned the case to Abang following the death of Chukwu in June.

The case was initially scheduled to commence on July 7 but could not hold as a result of the extension of the Eid-el-Fitri holiday announced by the Federal Government on July 5.

When the matter was called, Abang asked counsel to pick an early date after the court’s vacation for re-arraignment.

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