N24 billion Fraud: Appeal Court Okays Ex-AGF’s Trial After Refunding N6.4 billion To The Government
The Court of Appeal, Abuja, has set aside the judgment of a lower court barring the EFCC from initiating either civil or criminal proceedings against former Accountant General of the Federation, AG-F, Jonah Oguniyi Otunla.
A three-member panel of the Court of Appeal, in a judgment, marked: CA/A/657/2021, on Monday, January 30, 2023, held that Otunla failed to prove that there was actually a non-prosecution agreement between him and the EFCC.
Justice Danlami Senchi, who read the judgment, noted that Otunla did not provide any written commitment, except his words and that of his lawyer, that such an agreement existed.
There is no plea bargain or any documentary evidence relating to the President Panel for the Recovery of Funds. On the whole, the appeal is meritorious and it is allowed.
The judgment of the Federal High Court, in suit number: FHC/ABJ/CS/2321/2021 delivered on the 16th day of July 2021 delivered by honourable Justice I. E. Ekwo is hereby set aside,” he said.
Source/Credit: EFCC Nigeria