Thursday, 2 October 2014

Court Acquits Former PDP National Chairman, Vincent Ogbulafor Of Fraud

A Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama has discharged and acquitted a former National Chairman of the PDP, Vincent Ogbulafor of the entire seventeen counts of fraud relating to contract verification exercise in two thousand and one.

The second accused person, Emeka Ebila who was, then Secretary of the National Economic Intelligence Committee, the body tasked with the verification exercise was convicted and sentenced to prison for the offences

Justice Ishaq Bello in his judgement held that there was no nexus between Vincent Ogbulafor who was the Minister of Special Duties when the offences were committed and the crimes.

Justice Bello said Emeka Ebila’s confessional statement tendered before the court without any objection was a corroboration of the allegations levelled against him.

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