Court Discharges Lawyer, Council Official Over N167.8m Fraud
Court Discharges Lawyer, Council Official Over N167.8m Fraud
Court Discharges Lawyer, Council Official Over N167.8m Fraud
A Lagos State High court, sitting in Tafawa Balewa Square has struck out a N167,886,591,60 theft charge preferred by the police against an Oyo State local government council official, Badmus Adesina, and a lawyer, Ibukunoluwa Konu.

Justice E. A. Ashade struck out the charge with No: LD/11439C/2020 and discharged Adesina and Konu after a Director of Public Prosecution’s (DPP) report stated they have no case to answer.

Ruling on the defendants’ application, Justice Ashade held; “The prosecution has not opposed the application, he equally submitted that the power of the police to prosecute is subject to the Attorney-General of Lagos State.
 
“In view of there being no opposition to the application by the defendants to be discharged upon striking out of the charge against them by the prosecution and position of law in the matter, I, therefore, order that the charge against the defendants is hereby struck out for non-prosecution and the defendants are hereby discharged.”

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