Nyako Trial To Continue Despite Judges' Vacation
Justice seems to be on the speed lane these days.
Nigeria's judiciary is not willing to relent in its fight against corruption and its doors will be open to hear one exceptional case.
"This is a criminal matter and so the court can hear a criminal matter during vacation if parties agree".
This was made known on Tuesday by the famous Justice Okon Abang. He added that his ruling is premised on the Supreme Court's earlier order that hearing in criminal matters should not be delayed.
The prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN) told the court that he is favorably disposed to sitting on the matter during the court’s vacation.
The defence counsel also agreed to sit during the vacation and the judge adjourned the matter until July 26. Nyako and his son, Senator Abdulaziz Murtala-Nyako are standing trial over fraud allegations worth N40 billion.
Both men are facing a 37-count money laundering charge alongside two others, Zulkifik Abba and Abubakar Aliyu. They allegedly diverted the funds from the Adamawa treasury between January 2011 and December 2014.