By Ikechukwu Nnochiri
ABUJA—The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, tendered more evidence against the former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, who is facing money laundering charges alongside his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha, before the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The trio are answering to a 27-count charge bordering on corruption, money laundering, breach of trust and illegal diversion of public funds to the tune of N1.35 billion.
Equally charged before the court by the anti-graft agency was their alleged accomplice, Wada Abubakar.
At the resumed hearing on the matter yesterday, EFCC, through its 18th prosecution witness, Mr. Michael Wetkas, tendered into evidence bank payment vouchers of Dantata and Sawoe Construction Company Ltd, invoices of Bamaina Company Ltd, waybills/delivery notes of Bamaina Company Ltd, copies of cheques of millions of naira from various banks, in favour of Bamaina Company Ltd.
Other documents EFCC also tendered against the defendants yesterday included a letter of proposal for supply of consumables to Dantata and Sawoe Construction Company Ltd from Speeds International Ltd, bank payment vouchers of Dantata and Sawoe Construction Company Ltd, invoices of Speeds International Ltd, waybills/delivery notes of Speeds International Ltd, copies of cheques of millions of naira from various banks, in favour of Speeds International Ltd.
Trial Justice Ademola Adeniyi had earlier overruled an objection by the defence team led by Chief Joe Agi (SAN), and Offiong Bassey (SAN), who challenged the admissibility of the documents into evidence.
Meanwhile, Justice Adeniyi has adjourned further hearing on the case till today.