In Niger: Absence of Defence Counsel Stalls Ex-Gov. Aliyu’s N3bn Fraud Trial
Absence of Defence Counsel Stalls Ex-Gov. Aliyu’s N3bn Fraud Trial
The absence of a defence counsel, today, September 11, 2017 stalled the commencement of the trial of a former Niger State governor, Babangida Aliyu, before Justice Aliyu Maiyaki of the Niger State High Court, Minna.
Aliyu is standing trial along with his then Chief of Staff, Umar Nasko, and Tanko Beji, a former deputy chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for a seven-count charge of fraud to the tune of N3billion.