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EFCC set to enchantment Turaki, others’ acquittal

The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee says it’ll strategy the Court docket of Attraction to contest the decision of the Abuja Federal Excessive Court docket quashing the 16 counts bordering on corruption and cash laundering to the tune of N715million levelled in opposition to the previous Minister of Particular Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, Kabiru Taminu Turaki (SAN) and three Others.

This was revealed in an official assertion signed by the fee on Monday night time.

TRENDYNEWS earlier reported that in a ruling delivered on Monday, March 28, Justice Inyang Ekwo had upheld a no-case submission by the defendants.

The Decide held that it was pointless to ask the defendants to enter their defence, describing the proof offered by the prosecution witnesses as “tainted”.

He additionally said that the truth that the prosecution didn’t honour the Legal professional Common’s request for info concerning the case file, already discredited the cost.

Nevertheless, the fee says the trial choose erred in dismissing the testimonies of all twelve prosecution witnesses and has thus resolved to file a discovery of enchantment on the appellate courtroom – to put aside Justice Ekwo’s ruling.

The EFCC, within the disputed case, had alleged that the ex-minister used two firms: Santee Necessities Restricted, and Pasco Funding Restricted – to perpetrate fraud whereas he was serving because of the Minister of Particular Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, and through his stint as a supervisory minister underneath the Ministry of Labour.

Turaki presided over the Ministry of Particular Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs from 2013 to 2015 and served because the Supervising Minister of Labour from 2014 to 2015 in former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.


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