A Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed March 23, to rule on the admissibility of a list of beneficiaries of the sum of $115 million in the ongoing trial of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dele Belgore and a former Minister of National Planning, Prof. Abubakar Sulaiman, charged with money laundering.
Vanguard reports, the $115 million was said to be deposited in the account of Diezani Allison-Madueke. They were first brought to trial in February but re-arraigned to March 13th, 2017.
They pleaded not guilty earlier but on hearing, Monday, March 13th a prosecution witness, Mr. Timothy Olaobaju was led in evidence by the prosecutor, Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo, who told the court that Belgore and Sulaiman were among the beneficiaries of the sum of $115m deposited in the account of Allison-Madueke.
The witness told the court that Belgore and Sulaiman received N450 million on March 27, 2015.
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