- Fred Ajudua, an alleged fraudster, has been re-arraigned on a 10-count charge of defrauding a German, Zaid Abu Zalaf of the $1 million
- He pleaded not guilty to the charges bordering on conspiracy, obtaining by false pretences and forging of documents
- Justice Mojisola Dada, however, dismissed an application brought by Ajudua’s counsel, Olalekan Ojo
Emerging report have claimed that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has re-arraigned an alleged fraudster, Fred Ajudua, at the special offences court sitting in Ikeja, the Lagos state capital.
Ajudua was re-arraigned over a 10-count charge of defrauding a German, Zaid Abu Zalaf, of the $1 million.
Channel TV reports that Ajudua pleaded not guilty to the charges bordering on conspiracy, obtaining by false pretences and forging of documents.
Presiding Justice Mojisola Dada also dismissed an application brought by Ajudua’s counsel, Olalekan Ojo, asking the court to recuse itself from the case on grounds of likelihood of bias.
The judge held that three petitions written by the defendant on the issue in the past had exonerated her as she had been given a clean bill by the Chief Justice of Nigeria and the National Judicial Council (NJC).
The court subsequently took the testimony of the German on how he was allegedly defrauded and adjourned till Thursday, December 6, for cross-examination of the witness.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the EFCC announced that the alleged serial fraudster, Fred Ajudua had to face trial following his failed attempt to dismiss an $8.4m fraud case.
On Tuesday, May 16, Justice J.E Oyefeso of the Lagos state high court, Ikeja, dismissed an application filed by Ajudua, to quash his trial.
The EFCC will now re-arraign him on an amended 28-count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of $8.4m.
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