N5.3bn Fraud: Nnamani Urges Court To Decline Jurisdiction

Former Governor of Enugu State, Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani, has filed an application before a Federal High Court, in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria to decline jurisdiction in trying him in a charge filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), over an alleged N5.3 billion fraud.

The presiding Judge, Justice Chuka Obiozor, had on December 4, issued a bench warrant against the former Governor and one of his aide Sunday Onyekazuru Anyaogu, for their failure to appear before the court to take their pleas on the criminal charge filed against them by the EFCC,that is pending before the court At the resumed hearing of the case on Thursday, Nnamani’s lawyer, Abubakar Samusudeen told the court of his client’s application for the Judge to decline jurisdiction in the trial of his client.

Nnamani is seeking the court’s declaration that it lacks jurisdictional competence, to try him and or determine the offences contained in charge No. FHC/L/90c/07.

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