Court strikes out motion to unfreeze defendant’s account in alleged NBC N2.9b fraud

Image result for Ex- Banker docked for obtaining N42m, under false pretenceJustice Mojisola Giwa-Ogunbanjo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, struck out the application of Patrick Are, who is the second defendant in the trial of former director-general of National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, Emeka Mba, and four others for alleged N2.9billion fraud.

Are, through his counsel, I.F, Chude, had filed a motion on February 17, 2020, seeking to unfreeze his account. .

The court struck out the motion on the grounds that it lacked merit, noting also that it was civil in nature in a matter that was gravely criminal.


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