Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal Excessive Courtroom in Abuja has threatened to throw out the bribery swimsuit most well-liked towards former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani, by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC).
Drama ensued on Tuesday in the course of the courtroom session when A.A Ibrahim, Sani’s counsel, drew the courtroom’s consideration to a publication by the EFCC on its Twitter web page.
Ibrahim said that what was reported by the EFCC was not what transpired in courtroom.
Responding, the decide mentioned: “The courtroom of public opinion is just not a courtroom of coordinate jurisdiction. It’s this courtroom that has the final say on the finish of this matter. Not the courtroom of public opinion.”
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“From the start of this case, I’ve mentioned the report of this case are public data and it may be obtained by anyone together with the media,” the decide mentioned.
Addressing the prosecution counsel, the decide warned that there will likely be penalties if the continuing of the courtroom is misrepresented.
“I don’t need to hear about distorted publications once more,” he mentioned.
“If I hear about it once more, I’m going to throw away your case and you’ll take it to whoever you want.”