Scales: Court Disqualifies Lawyer as Defence Witness
The trial-within-trial of a suspected serial fraudster, Scales Ishola Olatunji was cut short on Thursday, February 25, 2021 following a ruling by Justice Agatha Okeke of the Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State which disqualified one Barrister Peter Mba from giving his testimony asa defence witness in the matter.
Scales is being prosecuted by the Uyo zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on a 45-count charge bordering on conspiracy, impersonation, fraud and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of over N525m.
The defendant had on December 10, 2020, through his counsel, Jane Obika objected to… Mehr
Source: EFCC News