From Desmond Mgboh, Kano
A Federal High Court sitting in Kano has discharged a former Minister of Foreign Affairs , Ambassador Aminu Wali, over the alleged receipt of the sum of N950 million campaign fund from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015
The accused person, alongside the duo of Ibrahim Shekarau and Munsur Ahmed, all of them elders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were dragged before the court by the Economic and Financial Commission(EFCC) for contravening Section 1 of the Money Laundering Act (2011).
The Economic and Finacial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had equally alleged that the said campaign fund received by the party leaders in the state ahead of the 2015 elections were proceeds of a looted fund.
While delivering his judgement, the Presiding Judge, Justice Lewis Allegoa has failed to prove their case beyond reasonable doubt adding that there were evidences that the funds were received from a financial institution.
It could be recalled that a few months ago, the Court of Appeal in Kano had cleared the former Governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau of any wrong doing in respect to the same charges. End.