Court Acquits Ex-Minister Of N43million fraud


A federal High Court in Abuja has   acquitted and discharged former Minister of Works, Mr Hassan Lawal and a former bank official, Adesanya Adewale from the eight count charge bothering on conspiracy and corruption to the tune of N43 million slammed on them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The trial judge, Justice Adamu Bello, chided the anti-graft agency for a shoddy investigation.

Lawal and Adesanya had earlier pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to them, and consequently brought a no case submission after the prosecution had closed its case.[CHANNELS]