Atiku’s son-in-law files no-case submission in $140,000 fraud case

Atiku Abubakar

Abdullahi Babalele son-in-law of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has filed a no-case submission in his alleged $140,000 fraud case before the Federal High Court in Lagos.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had filed a two-count charge against Mr Babalele bordering on money laundering to the tune of $140,000.

He was re-arraigned on October 8, 2019 and pleaded not guilty before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke.

At the resumed sitting on Sunday, counsel to the defendant Mike Ozekhome brought a no-case submission dated November 27, 2020, praying the court to hold that the defendant “has no case to answer at all to be called upon to enter any defence in the case.”

Mr Ozekhome, in the application, contended that the prosecution had not lent any credible evidence in support of the counts in the charge preferred against his client.

But prosecution counsel U.U. Buhari opposed him and prayed the court to dismiss the defendant’s no-case submission.

The case was adjourned till December 21 for ruling.