Judges’ conference stalls Kuku’s arraignment

A judges’ conference yesterday stalled the arraignment of Kingsley Kuku, former Special Adviser on Niger Delta Affairs to former President Goodluck Jonathan before an FCT High Court. The arraignment was consequently adjourned till April 20.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had planned the arraignment of Kuku and two of his aides in absentia.

The commission had brought separate charges bordering on criminal conspiracy, false declaration of assets and fraudulent acquisition of property against the suspects.

Kuku was alleged to have conspired to award contracts running into millions of naira to companies in which they had interest.

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