Legal Nigeria

Ndume’s trial: Court adjourns till February

Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, adjourned the hearing in  Sen. Mohammed Ndume trial till February 2nd.In his ruling, Justice Kolawole ordered the prosecution to pay the cost for filing an application out of time.At the resumed hearing, the prosecuting counsel, Mrs Chinyere Emezina, told the court that there was a pending motion filed and dated January 13 before the court.Emezina urged the court to hear the motion in order to continue with the trial.The defence counsel, Mr Rickey Tarfa (SAN), however, did not oppose the application, but rather urged the court for the cost of the Late filing of the motion.

It would be recalled that Ndume, was arraigned in 2011 on a four-count charge for allegedly sponsoring the violent Boko Haram sect.

The offence Contravened Sections 3(b), 4(1) (a) and 7(1) (b) of the Terrorism Prevention Act