Global Upfront Newspapers
Cover Justice Life News

Alleged $1.32m Fraud: Defence Counsel’s Absence Stalls Arraignment of Kano Senatorial Candidate, Zaura

The arraignment of the Kano Central Senatorial candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Abdulkarim Saleh Abdulsalam aka A.A Zaura, on multiple fraud charges before a Federal High Court, Kano suffered yet another postponement today, January 30, owing to the absence of the defence counsel.

It is the fourth time the arraignment failed to proceed mostly because of the politician’s failure to appear in court.

At the last adjourned date, the matter could not go on due to the absence of both the Zaura and the trial judge.

But Zaura was in court today, having been picked up at his residence by operatives of the Commission.

However, when the matter was called, the prosecution counsel, A.T Habib informed the court that she was in receipt of a letter from the defence counsel, I.G Waru, informing her that he would not be in court as he has a matter at the Supreme Court.

Justice M. N Yunusa adjourned the matter till February 6, 2023 to enable Zaura take his plea with his counsel present in court.

Zaura is being re-arraigned by the Kano Zonal Command of the EFCC in obedience of the Court of Appeal ruling, which directed his retrial after dismissing his acquittal by Justice A. L Allagoa of the Federal High Court.

The politician allegedly defrauded a Kuwaiti Citizen of the sum of $1,320,000 (One Million Three Hundred and Twenty Thousand Dollars) on the pretext that he is in the business of building properties in Dubai, Kuwait and other Arab countries.

Wilson Uwujaren

Head, Media & Publicity


Advertize With Us

See Also

Bill Cosby, 83-year old American comedian, citing systemic racism as he fights assault conviction from prison

Global Upfront

Researchers Find the Secret Behind Maintaining Healthy Weight Loss

Global Upfront

Military says its troops kills criminals in Benue, arrest militia gang in Nasarawa State

Global Upfront

Yobe Governor dismiss connection between State’s mysterious deaths and COVID-19

Global Upfront

Embarrassed by jail breaks, NCoS sets up special security team for Nigerian custodial centres

Global Upfront

West African facing a network of terrorists, criminals, says Buhari

Global Upfront

Non-appointment Of Indigene: Ife Fetish Worshipers Close Obafemi Awolowo University With Charms Over New Vice Chancellor

Global Upfront

Kwara State Electrician Loses House To FG As EFCC Secures Conviction Of Six For Cybercrime

Global Upfront

Bandits kill 15 in fresh attacks on Kadai, Kidandan villages, Kaduna State

Global Upfront

Buhari Condemns ‘Heinous’ Killing Of Traditional Ruler, Chiefs In Imo State, Directs Thorough Investigations

Global Upfront

This website uses Cookies to improve User experience. We assume this is OK...If not, please opt-out! Accept Read More