Money Laundering: Lamido’s trial gains momentum as EFCC tenders more documents


Sule Lamido during court proceedings
The trial of a former Jigawa governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido alongside his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha, and two others is progressing as documents showing how state funds was siphoned by the accused persons are being presented and admitted as exhibits in court.
Lamido and his accomplices are being prosecuted on a 27-count charge by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja.
Lamido allegedly abused his position as governor between 2007 and 2015 by awarding contracts to companies where he had interest, using his two sons as fronts.
The former governor was equally alleged to have collected kickbacks from contractors in the state, with the funds allegedly paid into accounts that were managed by his sons.
A witness, Joy Isen on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 told the court that she was duty bound to report any suspicious transaction to the Nigerian Financial; intelligence Unit, NFIU.
Isen, a senior marketing manager with Zenith Bank who testified as the 9th prosecution witness, stated this while being led in evidence by counsel to EFCC, Chile Okoroma.
The witness stated that, she was in court to present the account opening packages and statements of account of Dantata and Sawoe Construction Company, Interior Woodworks Limited and Rauda Integrated Services Limited which were admitted in evidence as exhibits EFCC 28a-p, EFCC 29, EFCC 30 and EFCC 31.
Also in the witness box was Kehinde Aberuagba, a compliance officer with Access Bank Plc who testified as PW10.
Aberuagba stated that, his bank was subpoenaed and that he was in court to present the statements of account and account opening packages of Bamaina Nigeria Limited, Dantata and Sawoe Construction Company, Speeds International Limited and two accounts relating to Mustapha Sule Lamido.
Though the admissibility of the document was strongly contested …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper