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Nigeria: Court to decide fate of ex-President, Jonathan’s cousin in alleged $40m fraud on May 27

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has scheduled judgment for May 27 in the trial Robert Azibaola, said to be a cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan, on charges of money laundering. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba chose the date on Thursday after lawyers to the prosecution and defence adopted their final written addresses. Azibaola is being tried on a two-count charge, filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He is charged with a firm, One Plus Holdings Nigeria Limited, over allegation that he received $40million from the detained former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki, retd, without any contract agreement.

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