N500m fraud: Ondo PDP chair, challenges Court’s jurisdiction

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LAGOS—CHAIRMAN of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ondo State, Mr. Clement Faboyede, has asked a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, to hands off from hearing a N500 million fraud charge filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, as it lacks jurisdiction to entertain the suit.

Faboyde alongside Modupe Adetokunbo, the Director General of PDP Campaign Organization in Ondo State during the 2015 general elections, filed a motion through their lawyer, Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, asking for an order of the court dismissing or striking out the charge.

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They claimed that none of the ingredients or acts alleged against them in the proof of evidence took place in Lagos but in Akure, Ondo state.

In an affidavit attached to the motion deposed to by Faboyede, it averred that all the defence witnesses were scattered across the 18 local government areas of Ondo state and that it would be difficult to bring them to Lagos to testify in the matter.

Some of the witnesses were said to be civil servants who are residents of Ondo state.

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However, Justice Saliu Saidu, fixed the hearing of the motion for November, 26, 2018.



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