Monday, January 17

Two lawyers accused of rigging NBA elections to be arraigned on November 9

Two lawyers accused of rigging the 2018 Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Election which produced Mr Paul Usoro (SAN) as the President of the Bar, are to be arraigned on November 9.

Sarah Ajibola and John Demide had previously been arraigned before Justice Chuka Obiozor, on a 14-count charge of conspiracy and cybercrime-related offences. They pleaded not guilty.

Obiozor had subsequently been transferred to another division of the court and this led to a rearrangement before another judge of the court.

At the resumed hearing of the charge against the two lawyers today before Justice Tijjani Ringim, there was no legal representation for the prosecuting agency, the EFCC. The two defendants were however represented.

Justice Ringim adjourned the matter till November 9 for the re-arraignment of the two lawyers, due to the absence of the prosecuting team and also because the matter is coming up before the court for the first time.

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