Court Bars EFCC From Amending Charges Against Ex-NNPC GMD, Yakubu

17 June 2021 By Victoria Abah.


The Federal High Court, Abuja, has stopped the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, from amending the criminal charge it filed against a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Andrew Yakubu.

Trial Judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed gave the order in a ruling on an application by the EFCC, seeking to
amend the criminal charge against Mr Yakubu.

Justice Mohammed while dismissing the application filed on March 10, held that there is a subsisting judgment delivered on April 24, 2020 wherein, the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division had ordered the defendants to enter defence on counts 3 and 4 of the charge.

“The Judgment of the Court of Appeal was specific and unambiguous” the court noted.

Yakubu was arraigned before Justice Ahmed Mohammed on March 16, 2017, on a six-count charge of fraud, having admitted owning over $9.8 million cash found in a house that also belongs to him in Kaduna state.

Meanwhile, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, has adjourned to June 30, for continuation of trial.

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