A Federal High Court, Abuja, rescheduled the trial of Sen. Stella Oduah, a Chinese construction giant, CCECC and others on alleged N5 billion fraud charges.
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Former Minister of Aviation, Senator Stella Oduah, and others on Friday pleaded not guilty to a N5 billion fraud charge preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Oduah made the assertion Tuesday in Abuja through her lawyer, James Onoja, SAN while addressing newsmen.
Omotosho further questioned the absence of the seal of the legal practitioner to authenticate that he is indeed a lawyer
The former Minister was the representative of Anambra North Senatorial Distinct in the ninth National Assembly.
The matter, with Justice Inyang Ekwo presiding, was suspended after he alleged threats to his life by unknown persons.
This medium reports that this was disclosed by Oduah’s Director of Media and Publicity, Ezennia Nonso Chukwudebe
Justice Ekwo gave the warning on Monday during the hearing of the matter.
Oduah contested and won the party’s May 27 primary election for Anambra North Senatorial District seat.
It was reported earlier that this was conveyed in a letter that purportedly served as a response to a request made by Concerned Anambra North Peoples Democratic Party Stakeholders. The group had asked the service to validate the senator’s claim of losing her NYSC certificate.
The NYSC said this in a letter marked NYSC/DHQ/PPRU/783/Vol III.
Senator Oduah’s defection was completed on Wednesday, April 28th, after facing a screening committee at the Wadata Plaza National Secretariat of the PDP.
During the swearing-in of Professor Charles Soludo as governor of Anambra on Thursday, Mrs Obiano and Ojukwu engaged in a physical combat which disrupted the ceremony.
The Senator made this known in a statement titled: “Sahara Reporters And Its Malicious Smear Campaign At Stella Oduah.”
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Justice Inyang Ekwo had, on Oct. 20, fixed today for the arraignment of Oduah over allegations bordering on fraud while she served in the office.
Although Oduah, who currently represents Anambra North Senatorial District at the National Assembly, was scheduled for arraignment before Justice Inyang Ekwo on Tuesday, the proceeding could not take place due to a public holiday.
Ngene, a former executive chairman of Awka North local government council and a grassroots mobiliser, told newsmen in Awka on Friday that the Anambra people were yearning to be connected to the politics at the centre.
Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court, Abuja had on Monday struck out EFCC’s affidavit in support of the forfeiture order on the grounds that it was “filed out of time without first seeking the court’s leave for an extension of time to file”.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared former Minister of Aviation, Senator Stella Oduah, winner of the Anambra North Senatorial District election.
Senator Stella Oduah says the bill for the establishment of the South-East Development Commission when signed into will address the infrastructure challenges in the zone.