According to reports reaching Oyogist.com, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has okayed the suspension of the no-case suit filed against Abdullahi Babalele, son-in-law to former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.
Babalele was brought before the court on a two-count money laundering charge all summing up to the sum of $140,000.00.
One of the counts reads:
“That you, Abdullahi Babalele, on or about the 20th day of February, 2019 in Nigeria, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, procured Basir Mohammed to make a cash payment of the sum of $140,000.00 (One Hundred and Forty Thousand United States Dollars) without going through a financial institution, which sum exceeded the amount authorized by the law.
“And you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 18(C) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 as amended and punishable under Section 16(2)(b) of the same Act.”
Babalele pleaded “not guilty” to the charge preferred against him, thus following his trial.
Meanwhile, At the resumed sitting today, counsel to the defendant, Mike Ozekhome, SAN, brought a no-case submission, dated November 27, 2020, urging the court to hold that the defendant “has no case to answer at all to be called upon to enter any defence in the case.”