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#BREAKING:N1.4bn fraud: Second judge withdraws from NBA president's case

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The scheduled re-arraignment of the President of the Nigerian Bar association, Mr Paul Usoro (SAN), on N1.4bn fraud costs became botched on Thursday, as Justice Chuka Obiozor, to whom the case turned into assigned, recused himself from the case.

The choose said he was retreating himself from the case “for private motives.”

“I hereby go back this report to the leader judge of the Federal excessive courtroom for reassignment,” Justice Obiozor stated in a ruling.

He changed into 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 via leader Wole Olanipekun (SAN), a former NBA President.
 
The defence crew had written to the leader choose of the Federal excessive courtroom, Justice Adamu Abdul-Kafarati, asking that he retrieve the case record from Justice Hassan.

Though Olanipekun did not specify the motive for the request to take the case far from Justice Hassan, the request might not have been unconnected with the reality that previous to his appointment as a choose, Hassan was for many years a prosecutor with the economic and monetary Crimes fee.

On December 18, 2018, whilst Usoro appeared before Justice Hassan for his arraignment, Olanipekun had urged the decide not to take any step on the case, pending the reaction of the chief judge to the transfer request.

Olanipekun stated Usoro wanted the case transferred to his country of starting place, Akwa Ibom kingdom, or Abuja or that if the case might remain in Lagos, it ought to be transferred to “any other honourable choose other than my noble Lord.”

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