Alleged fraud: FG’s failure ‎to serve ex-EFCC investigator with summons stalls arraignment

February 14th, 2018
By Ameh Ejekwonyilo
The failure of the Federal Government to serve a former private investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Victor Uwajeh with a criminal summons yesterday stalled his arraignment before a Federal High Court, Abuja.
The Federal Government had filed a four count charge against Uwajeh before Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, Abuja over allegations bordering on fraud. 
Prosecuting counsel, A K Alilu told our correspondent that he was still making efforts to serve the defendant with the criminal summons that was issued against him by trial Judge, Justice John Tsoho.
According to the prosecutor, the trial could not go on because Uwajeh has not been served with criminal summon personally as directed by the Judge.
He said that the effect of the service is to compel the defendant (Uwajeh) to appear in court personally for arraignment. 
Meanwhile, the court has asked both the prosecuting and the defense counsels to return back to the court registrar today (Wednesday) for a shortest date for arraignment.
At the last adjourned date, the trial judge had ordered Uwajeh to appear before the court on the 13 February, 2018 (yesterday) to take his plea or face warrant of arrest.
The federal government had filed charges against the embattled Uwajeh for allegedly uttering false documents through fraudulent means against a serving senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District, Senator Andy Uba with intent to commit fraud.
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