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Court Approves Lai Mohammed As Witness In N2.5bn Alleged Fraud Trial

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted an application to list former minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, as prosecution witness in a trial of alleged misapplication of N2.5 billion Federal Government Digital Switch-Over (DSO) programme, Igbere TV reports.

Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo-Giwa granted the application on Thursday.

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) had filed the application.

The commission is prosecuting the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Ishaq Kawu, for alleged abuse of office and money laundering.

Kawu was slammed with a 12-count charge alongside the chairman of Pinnacle Communications Limited, Lucky Omoluwa, and the company’s chief operating officer, Dipo Onifade.

ICPC also seeks to call Shuaibu Sabo, a Bureau de Change operator, as witness in the case.

The case was adjourned until October 2 for continuation of hearing.

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