Unending Corruption Trials 

​Nigerian justice system has been really slow in processing corruption cases. There are several corruption cases that have been stuck in the courts for far too long.

Some of them have lasted as long as 9 years in the court, and are scheduled to resume soon, this September.

1. Murtala Nyako

Murtala Nyako is facing charges that include money laundering

Nyako was impeached as Adamawa state governor by the state House of Assembly on July 15, 2014. He was accused of abuse of office, corruption and money laundering. The case has been in court since then.

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday, May 6, 2016 adjourned the case between Murtala Nyako, former governor of Adamawa state and Economic and Financial Crime Commission( EFCC) till Thursday, May 26.

The document tendered by Adebisi Adeniyi , the EFCC counsel as evidence against Nyako, was rejected by Yakubu Maikyau (SAN) counsel to Nyako. His case is set to resume on September 12, 2016.

2. Joshua Dariye

Joshua Dariye faces charges of diversion of funds

Mr Joshua Dariye the former Plateau state governor, fled to Nigeria in 2004 while being tried for money laundering in the UK, and is being prosecuted by the EFCC on charges bordering on money laundering and diversion of funds.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in 2007, preferred 23 counts of money laundering involving alleged diversion of about N1.126billion Plateau State Government’s ecological funds against Dariye. His case is set to resume on September 19, 2016.

3. Orji Uzor Kalu

Orji Uzor kalu has fought the case against him for eight years

The former Abia state governor was initially docked before the high court on July 27, 2007, for money laundering. The fraud was allegedly perpetuated while Kalu held sway as the governor of Abia State between 1999 and 2007.

However, for the past eight years, he has through various interlocutory applications, frustrated moves by the anti-graft to open its case against him. His cases is set to open again on September 27, 2016.

4. Jolly Nyame

Jolly Nyame is facing 41-count charge of misappropriation

The former Governor of Taraba state was arrested by the EFCC in 2007 on a 41-count charge of misappropriation of state funds. His case has been in the court since then, and was stalled in June, 2016 at an FCT High Court, Gudu, Abuja, due to the absence of EFCC prosecution witness.

He also alleged that his statement at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in 2007 was forced out of him. The case is set to resume in court on September 27, 2016.

5. Danjuma Goje

Former Governor Danjuma Goje of Gombe state on the morning of October 10, 2011, surrendered himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja.

He was arrested and charged to court for stealing more than 70 billion naira ($450 million) in public funds. A huge chunk of the loot was through the pocketing of security votes. His case is set to resume on October 4, 2016.

6. Aliyu Akwe Doma

Aliyu Akwe Doma is facing a 17 count charge of money laundering

Aliyu Akwe Doma, the former Nasarawa governor was docked initially on Tuesday October 18, 2011 on a 17 count criminal charge of laundering stolen state funds totaling over N15 billion.

The case took a different dimension on Monday, April 20, 2015 as the defense counsel, Charles Edonsanwan, SAN, requested to subpoena the incumbent Secretary to the State Government. His case is set to resume in court on November 28, 2016.
Culled from Naij.com

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