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Alleged N1.4bn Fraud: Court Rejects NBA President’s Request To Transfer Case To Abuja

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, Tuesday, rejected the request by President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA ), Mr Paul Usoro (SAN), that his case be transferred to Abuja.

Mr. Usoro is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for an alleged N1.4billion fraud.

Usoro pleaded not guilty to a 10-count charge of fraudulent conversion of N1.4bn said to belong to the Akwa Ibom State Government.

Justice Muslim Hassan, in her ruling granted the defendant bail and adjourned hearing till February 5.

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