Nigeria’s Judiciary

LAGOS—Barring any last-minute change, Justice Ambrose Allagoa of a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos State, will deliver a ruling on the no-case submission filed by the former Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of Eunisell Limited, Kenneth Amadi, confronting the N2.9 billion fraud charge slammed against him by the Federal Government on July 11, 2022.


In his application before the court, Amadi is contending that the prosecution had not been able to make any prima facie case against him and as such, had no business being in court.
He is, therefore, asking the judge to strike out the criminal charge against him and accordingly acquit and discharge him without any further delay.


In responding, the prosecution had insisted that Justice Allagoa should discountenance the prayers of Kenneth Amadi because a case has been made against him and that he ought to put up a defence.


The prosecution, therefore, prayed the court to order Kenneth Amadi to open his defence.
It would be recalled that during the Thursday and Friday, March 24 and 25, 2022 proceedings on the matter, witnesses had confirmed before Justice Ambrose Allagoa that the former CEO made customers pay for purchases based on the company’s invoice through an account nominated by him.

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Specifically, a third prosecution witness and the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Police Force Headquarters, Abuja, Ada Uche Anya, had while answering questions from the counsel to the Federal Government, Aderonke Imana, informed Justice Allagoa that the police, upon further investigation, established a prima facie case of non-disclosure, breach of trust, criminal conspiracy and stealing by pretence against Amadi.


According to the DCP, “the outcome of the investigation was now forwarded to the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice for further advice and recommendation.


“The defendant had tried to use the police to try to frustrate Eunisell’s complaint, including frivolous and malicious criminal charges against the complainant.“

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