Mohammed Abacha Misses Corruption Trial Again, Late Abacha’s Son Suffers High BP
April 29, 2014 – Late Abacha’s Son Suffers High Blood Pressure, Misses Corruption, Trial, Court Case 2nd Time
For the second time in a month, late Sani Abacha’s son Mohammed has missed his court case over health reasons.
Mohammed Abacha was absent today in court where he is expected to answer to fresh charges of unlawful receipt of funds stolen from government brought against him by the Federal Government.
He was earlier slated for arraignment on April 10 but his absence in court prompted the judge, Justice Mamman Kolo, of the High Court, Abuja, to adjourn the case till Tuesday.
The federal government through a private lawyer, Daniel Enwelum, had filed a fresh nine-count charge against Mohammed, accusing him of “dishonestly receiving stolen property” and “voluntarily assisted in concealing money,” estimated at N446.3billion.
The fresh charges replaced the earlier 121-count charge in which Mohammed was arraigned alongside an Abacha’s associate, Atiku Bagudu.
The government has now excluded Bagudu from the fresh charges, leaving only Mohammed.
When the case was called on Tuesday, Enwelum drew the court’ attention to Mohammed’s absence for the second time.
Defence lawyer, Mr. R.O Atabo, explained that his client was absent in court due to ill health.
He tendered a medical report to support his claim. The report which was read by Enwelum, said Mohammed was suffering from blood pressure, severe back pains and headache and needed two weeks bed rest.
Haba na ONLY him get high bp, serious back pain and headache…Who dey pursue am nah.