20 Corruption Cases Dragging In Courts

Despite efforts to accelerate the conclusion of corruption cases in Nigeria, many high-profile litigations still linger in courts for many years, over what lawyers blame on the “shenanigans” of parties.

After the fanfare that greeted their commencement, cases such as those of a former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (retd); former governors of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim; Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako and Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, have lingered for six years, while several others have been in various courts for at least two years.

Some major cases still dragging in courts include the following:

Amosu

The prosecution of a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (retd) by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) over an alleged diversion of N21billion has dragged since 2016.

The anti-graft agency had moved to recover property linked to the former air chief after he initially offered to enter a plea bargain with the government.

The EFCC had obtained a final forfeiture of sums worth N2.5 billion, found in his bank accounts from a Federal High Court in Lagos, which was upheld by a Court of Appeal, also in Lagos after it held that the defendant could not prove that the funds were not proceeds of an unlawful act, but the main trial continues in court.

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