Plateau State High Court sitting on Tuesday has issued a warning to an accused person against delaying proceedings on charges of Money laundering, a criminal conspiracy between the accused Saviour Chikwado Etiri defendant and Agu Clement the complainant.
The Economic and Financial, Crime Commission, EFCC, arraigned one Saviour Chikwado Etiti for defaulting Mr. Agu Clement 33.6 million through his fake company, Emmanuel Mbak Imoedo under the guise that they are going to supply Taiwan rice, assorted foodstuffs to the complainant Mr. Agu Clement.
The prosecution counsel Barr Matiyak said sometimes in 2015 when Agu Clement through Pinnacle Genius Multi Business enterprises. The complainant company is into consumable items of rice assorted grains.
He explained to the court that, the complainant Mr. Agu Clement met with one Umar who is a land agent that usually buys rice from him, and Umar introduced the complainant to Hajiya Adama Ahmed Lare.
Hajiya Ahmed said she knows people that can supply the complainant with a large quantity of rice from Taiwan and one other accused person who is at large.
She, however, introduced the complainant to Mr. Saviour Chikwado Etiti whose fake company is Imoedo agricultural, with his collaborators who show the complainant a fake purported credit letter of 25 million dollars that necessitated him releasing the sum of N33.600 million.
The EFCC arrested and paraded the accused person and charged him with fault pretends to obtain money.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, prosecution counsel, Barr Y .J.Matiyak who presented three witnesses from First Bank, Fidelity Bank, and Nominal complainant, Mr. Agu Clement before Justice Christine L.Dabup told the Court that he is ready to proceed with the hearing.
He urged the court to consider revoking the bail of the defendant (Mr savior Chikwado Etiti ) for the inability of the counsel to appear in court and is delaying proceeding.
According to prosecution counsel Barr Matiyak, the letter sent before Justice Christine Dabup seeking adjournment is a total disregard to a court order when there is no attachment of the counsel health report.
He lamented that the court should use her discretion to expose the unnecessary delay by allowing the speedy proceeding to end this case which started in 2017 but due to none the appearance of the defense counsel had continued to drag and bringing setback.
The complainant counsel Barr Matiyak disclosed that retired justice Daniel Longji once threatened the defendant’s counsel of revoking the bail application which prompted them to start attending proceeding.
Justice Christine Dabup adjourned the case to the 28th and 29th of October for definite hearing by warning the defendant to appear.