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NBA President Appears in Court Over 1.4bn Arraignment
President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr Paul Usoro (SAN), has appeared in court today for his scheduled arraignment over N1.4billion naira laundering.
Justice Muslim Hassan, presiding over the case, adjourned the arraignment till December 18 so as to enable Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) serve Usoro with the charge sheet for the alleged offence.
Mr Usoro however claimed on Sunday, December 9, while answering reporters after the NBA National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja, that he is not guilty of the charges.
“I haven’t been served. I expect I will be served but the facts as I know it, I am completely innocent and the facts as I know it, I presented it in the address that was adopted by NEC.”
“Assuming that there was something that was done; except the association itself makes a complaint to the EFCC or any of the other criminal investigating agencies, then they don’t have any basis having to come in into what we are doing,” he said.