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Ibori’s $15m: Delta Attorney General slams EFCC lawyer

BY  Austin Ogwuda

Asaba—Delta State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Charles Ajuyah, SAN, has faulted comments by counsel to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs, on the ownership of the purported $15m Ibori bribe, telling him to wait till the appropriate time instead of using the media “to argue a live case.”

Ajuyah, in statement in Asaba, yesterday, reacting to media comments by Jacobs, saying: “As a senior member of the Bar, it is not my responsibility to join issues with counsel on the pages of newspapers on a matter that is before the court.

“However, it is important to remind counsel that it is not open for him to argue a live case on the pages of newspapers or to suggest what his opponent is to prove or show on the pages of newspapers. This is not a hypothetical case and he should not act in any manner that will prejudice this case.

“There is a proper forum for the right arguments and he must wait for them to argument his matter in court. He ought not to be amused about any claim and by anybody, except he was not sincere with his originating ex-parte application to the Federal High Court on the subject.”


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