Thursday, February 14, 2019

Second Judge Withdraws In NBA President's Case

The scheduled re-arraignment of the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr Paul Usoro (SAN), on N1.4bn fraud charges was botched today as Justice Chuka Obiozor, to whom the case was assigned, recused himself from the case. The judge said he was withdrawing himself from the case “for personal reasons.”

“I hereby return this file to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court for reassignment,” Justice Obiozor said in a ruling.

He was the second judge to withdraw from the case, after the original judge, Justice Muslim Hassan, withdrew at the request of Usoro’s legal team, led by Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), a former NBA President.

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