The Federal High Court in Lagos has nullified a criminal charge brought against a former Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu, and two others over alleged N21.5 billion money laundering.


Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the federal high court in Lagos nullified the charge this Tuesday, upholding a preliminary objection by the defense counsel challenging the jurisdiction of the court to entertain the case on the grounds that the defendants were serving officers of the military at the time.


The defense counsel argued that the defendants were only subject to trial by a court martial, since they were still officers during the period.


Recall that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had re-arraigned the defendants on an amended 13-count charge bordering on money laundering to the tune of N21.5 billion.


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