Fraud: FHC adjourns hearing in N6.8b suit against fmr NAMA MD, others


The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has fixed December 2, 2016 for the trial of the former managing director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Mr. Ibrahim Abdulsalam and six others for allegedly defrauding the agency of N6.8 billion.

The case which was first adjourned to November 8, 9 and 10 was further deferred to December 2 following the absence of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) prosecutor, Rotimi Oyedepo in court.

Oyedepo was said to have informed the court that he would be not be available as he would be at the Appeal Court for another matter.

Consequently, the trial judge, Justice Babs Kuewumi, fixed the new date for the case.

The EFCC had, on April 7 arraigned Abdulsalam alongside one Agbolade Segun, Clara Aliche, before Justice Babs Kuewumi.

Also arraigned for the alleged fraud are two limited liability companies Randville Investment Ltd and Multeng Travels and Tours Ltd.

They were accused of converting the said money belonging to NAMA for personal use.

All the accused persons had pleaded not guilty to the charges and were granted bail in the sum of N20m each.

One of the charge reads: “That you, Ibrahim Abdulsalam, Nnamdi Udoh (still at large) Agbolade Segun, Clara Aliche, Joy Ayodele, Randville Investment Limited and Multeng Travels and Tours Limited, on or about the 19th day of August, 2013 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this  honourable court, with intent to defraud conspired amongst yourselves to induce the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) to deliver the sum of N2,847,523,975.00 (two billion, eight hundred and forty seven million, five hundred and twenty three thousand, nine hundred and seventy five naira) to Delosa Limited, Air Sea Delivery Limited and Sea Schedules Systems Limited under the pretense that the said sum represented the cost of clearing consignments belonging to the said Agency and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 8 (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under section 1 (3) of the same Act.”



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