Chairman of Goodluck Support Group Remanded in Prison for Alleged Blackmail

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Chairman of the Goodluck Support Group, Aminu Abubakar was on Tuesday remanded in Prison custody for alleged blackmail.

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Tuesday ordered that the Chairman of the Goodluck Support Group, Aminu Abubakar and one Okechukwu Geoffrey be remanded in prison custody over allegation of blackmail. The accused persons were docked on a 3-count charge bordering on extortion and conspiracy to extort, slammed against them by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges when read to them and the prosecution counsel, George Lawal, prayed the court for date to commence trial in the matter.

Counsel to the accused persons, E. A. Egbebu, informed the court about his motion challenging the jurisdiction of the court to hear the matter and that the charges against the accused persons be quashed. Prosecution counsel, George Lawal, objected to the application on the grounds that the application was premature.

SOURCE : Daily Independent

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