Kingsley Kuku

Kingsley Kuku

An FCT High Court in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, has adjourned the case of Henry Ogbolue and Lawrence Pepple, aides to Kingsley Kuku, till May 27.

The defendants, who pleaded not guilty, were aides to the Special Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta Amnesty programme.

They were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for criminal conspiracy, and fraudulent acquisition of property while being employed in public service as aides.

The charges against them contravened Section 26(1)(b) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and punishable under Section 12 of the same act.

At the resumed hearing on Thursday, the Judge, Justice Mamman kolo, adjourned the matter after the prosecuting Counsel, Johnson Ojogbane, sought to tender engagement letters of the defendants.

Kolo said the engagement letters which comprises appointment and promotion letters sought to be tendered needed to be certified by the issuing authority.

Earlier, Ojogbane had sought the court leave to tender the defendants’ engagement letters with the office of the Special Adviser to the former President on Niger Delta on Amnesty Programme.

Counsel to the defendants, Mr Ezeuko Jay-Jay (SAN), objected to the tendering of the documents, adding that the document were not certified.