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N5.2bn scam: Elumelu asks court to stop trial

By Ise-Oluwa Ige

ABUJA—Former House Committee Chairman on Power, Ndidi Elumelu yesterday asked a Federal high court sitting in Abuja with an application seeking to stay proceedings in the N5.2 billion Rural Electrification Agency, REA, contract scam suit instituted against him.

Elumelu was charged to court by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, alongside his counterpart in the Senate, Senator Nicholas Ugbane and seven others  over the offence.

Elumelu had, through his counsel, Patrick Ikwueto, SAN, told the court that the stay of proceedings of the trial was to enable him appeal against the ruling of the court which held that he had a case to answer over their alleged involvement in the alleged N5.2 billion Rural Electrification Agency, REA, contract scam.

The trial Judge, Justice Garba Umar had told Elumelu and the other accused persons in the suit in a ruling that they have a case to answer when they brought an application before him to quash all the charges preferred against them by the anti-graft agency.


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