Police Orders Arraignment Of Ex-Gov


Contrary to the deposition of a Lagos businessman, Alhaji Abdulrasak Sanusi, that  his fundamental human right was breached, the police, in its investigation, has  recommended that he be arraigned in court for alleged offences of forgery and  fraudulent diversion of N757,829,130.52.

In a suit filed before a Lagos High Court against Otunba Akibu Okanlawon Sabiu,  Inspector General of Police, Commissioner of Police and six others, Alhaji Sanusi  averred that as a financial consultant, he is the founder of Nnestor Tel Company  which he financed through a loan.

He said he was engaged by Lagos State Water Corporation to collect arrears of bills  from the Nigerian Army and executed the job alone. But when payment was to be made,  Otunba Sabiu and other directors prevented him from collecting the money, while  petitions were also written against him to both Economic and Financial Crimes  Commission (EFCC) and the Nigeria Police to arrest him.

Consequently, he urged the court not only to restrict the Police and the EFCC from  arresting him, but to order Otunba Sabiu and other directors of Nnestor Tel Company  to pay him N100 million as aggravated damages.

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However, in a counter affidavit sworn to by Otunba Sabiu for himself and on behalf  of the other directors of Nnestor Tel Nigeria Limited, almost all the averments of  Alhaji Sanusi were denied and that all the directors of the company collectively  financed it.

He also averred that there was no agreement and board approval that any account  should be opened beside the ones in existence. In addition, Alhaji Sanusi was not  authorised to collect any money paid by the various water boards to the company for  the consultancy job or money would be shared by any other company. Therefore, any  other account opened in the name of the company was not approved by the board as it  was fraudulently opened.

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