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Murtala Nyako Witness admits documents tendered against former Gov. was on EFCC request

A prosecution witness in the case involving former Adamawa governor and his son were only gotten on the request of the EFCC.

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The trial of the former Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, and his son, Senator Abdul-Aziz Nyako before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has taken a new turn.

This is as a result of a prosecution witness, Suleiman Mohammed, a staff of FSDH Merchant Bank, Abuja, testifying that all the 108 document tendered before the court was a request made by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to the bank seeking to know all transaction of Tower Asset Management and Blue Ribbon Multilink Nigeria Limited.

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Leadership Newspaper reports that documents were put together by FSDH Merchant Bank via others banks of the two companies and sent to the EFCC, adding that all the compilations were made on December 8, 2015.

Counsel to Nyako, Ibrahim Ishaku who stood in brief for Kanu Agabi (SAN), had earlier   rejected documents 16, 17, 18, 58, 59, and 37 as tendered by the prosecution counsel,  Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), saying that they were not certified by the appropriate officers as public document, but  rather endorsed by an FSDH official while document 90 did not refer to any of the accused persons in the case.

Ruling on the admissibility of the documents, Justice Abang stated that the evidence sort to tender by prosecution counsel 16, 17, 18, 58 and 59 be accepted as exhibit B1, B36, E38 and 127, as attached evidence to the  document while he rejected document  37  and also admitted document 90 as evidence.

On cross-examination, Muhammed said the two companies linked to the former governor and his son did not have any wrong as no fault discovered by the two companies before the EFCC wrote to them.

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Ishaku added that as regulatory bodies, they report to EFCC and the Central Bank of Nigeria and that until the EFCC wrote to them concerning Tower Asset Management and Blue Ribbon Multilink, there was no evidence of accusation from any quarters and that no arrest or query was given to them.

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