- Fixes July 3 for Yakubu to open his defence
Alex Enumah in Abuja
Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Thursday dismissed the no-case submission entered by the former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Andrew Yakubu, in his trial on alleged $9.8m fraud.
Justice Mohammed who dismissed the no-case submission, held that the former helmsman at the NNPC had a case to answer in four out of the six count charge against him and subsequently ordered him to open his defence in the matter.
Yakubu was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on a six-count charge bordering on failure to declare his assets and money laundering allegations.
The EFCC had on February 3, 2017, raided Yakubu’s house, located on Chikun Road, Sabon Tasha area of Kaduna South Local Government Area of Kaduna State, where it claimed to have recovered 9,772, 800 dollars and…