Another judge disqualifies self from trial of NBA president

N1.4BN ALLEGED FRAUD: NBA president Usoro, pleads not guilty, gets bail

A judge of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court has withdrawn from the criminal trial of Paul Usoro, the president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

The judge, Chuka Obiozor, a professor of law, is the second to disqualify himself from the alleged N1.8 billion fraud charges brought against Mr Usoro by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCc).

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Speaking on the case on Thursday, Mr Obiozor said, “For personal reasons, I hereby disqualify myself from handling the case. I hereby return this file back to the chief judge of the Federal high court for reassignment.”

Justice Muslim Hassan had last year recused himself from the trial and returned the case file for reassignment.

By Precious Akpadaka….

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