Court reassigns trial judge for fraud charges against NBA President, Paul Usoro

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu Abdu-Kafarati, has granted the request by the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Paul Usoro, for a change of judge in the N1.4billion fraud charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission-EFCC.

Following Usoro’s letter to the CJ, his case had been withdrawn from Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court in Lagos and re-assigned to Justice Chuka Obiozor of the same court.

The EFCC had on December 18, 2018 arraigned Usoro on 10 counts before Justice Hassan, who admitted him to a N250million bail on the same day.

Recall that after pleading not guilty to the charges, Justice Hassan admitted the NBA President to bail and then adjourned till February 5, 2019 for trial.

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