The Economic and Financial, Crimes Commission, (EFCC), yesterday summoned a Former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee of Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC), Nicholas Mutu Ebomo, Airworld Technologies Ltd., Oyien Homes Ltd., and Blessing Mutu (presently everywhere) before Justice F.O.G. Ogunbanjo, of the Federal High Court, Abuja on 11 check charge over supposed misrepresentation and maltreatment of office.
One of the charges peruses: “That you, Hon. Nicholas Mutu Ebomo M while being the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on the Niger Delta Development Commission, between August 2014 and August 2016, in Abuja, inside the locale of this decent court procured Airworld Technologies Ltd. To disguise the aggregate of N320, 159,689.63, to be paid by Starline consultancy administrations ltd. At the point when you sensibly should cash framed piece of continues of debasement, delight and fake obtaining of property and you in this manner submitted an offence as opposed to segment 18 (c) (d) of the tax evasion preclusion act 2011 as changed by act. No. 1 of 2012 and culpable under area 15(3) of a similar demonstration.”
The respondent argued “not liable” to the charge indicting counsel, Ekele Iheanacho, from that point, mentioned for a preliminary date, and requested that the court remand Ebomo in jail. Guidance for the resistance, P.I.N. Nikwueto, SAN, told the preliminary and applied for the bail of his customer. Be that as it may, Iheanacho contradicted the bail application.
He stated: “My ruler we can’t face the challenge we took in 2018 when we allowed him bail, he was discharged for the sake of Anthony John Ikpoyi, SAN.
“Indeed, even the record of the court shows that the issue came up on three distinct occasions, however, it couldn’t go on, in light of the fact that they couldn’t create the main litigant.
“Along these lines, my ruler, his coming today to court isn’t deliberately, but since of dread that capture warrant is to issue against him”
Yet, Justice Ogunbanjo in his decision on the bail application allowed impermanent opportunity to Mutu, saying that he took legal notification of the managerial bail which the EFCC prior conceded to the administrator. He, from that point, dismissed the case until February 25, March 4 and 5, April 22 and 28, and May 5 and 6, for preliminary.
From that day till date, the litigant disrespected the terms and states of bail, and never appeared at the EFCC office. Such huge numbers of endeavours were made including capturing the sureties, yet he would not appear.