Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Court orders el-Rufai to face trial

19 October 2011

ABUJA—A Federal Capital Territory High Court presided over by Justice Sadiq Abubakar Umar, yesterday, turned down an application by a former Minister of FCT, Malam Nasir el-Rufai and two others to quash the charges of misconduct and abuse of office filed against them by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

In his ruling, Justice Umar said the consolidated motion on notice filed by the accused persons on May 12 and June 28, 2011, through their counsel is unmeritorious and has failed the test of law.

The judge, who maintained that the prosecution has established a prima facie case against them, ordered that the three accused persons must face trial to defend the charges against them.

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