Court hears suit seeking Atiku’s prosecution March 7
The Federal high court has fixed March 7 for hearing in the suit seeking the investigation and prosecution of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic party, Atiku Abubakar, over alleged offenses against the code of conduct for public officers, money laundering, criminal breach of trust and criminal misappropriation and conspiracy.
The suit was instituted by the spokesman for the Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress, Festus Keyamo following the ‘Atikugate’ scandal.
Justice J. K Omotosho of the Federal High Court on Friday gave the go ahead to serve Atiku all court processes in the suit filed against him.
The court gave an “order granting leave to the plaintiff/ applicant to effect service of the originating summons and all subsequent processes in this suit on the 1st defendant by substituted means to wit : by serving same on any adult staff of the Atiku Abubakar campaign Organization located at Ademola Adetokunbo Crescent, besides Access bank, Wuse II, Abuja or by pasting same at a conspicuous part of the Atiku Abubakar campaign organization office located at Ademola Adetokunbo crescent , beside Access bank , Wuse II, Abuja.
“That this matter is adjourned till 7th day of March, 2023 for hearing”.
Recall that controversial videos were released some weeks ago by a former aide of Atiku, Michael Achimugu, who claimed that between 1999 and 2007 when Atiku was vice president, he conspired with ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo to rip off the country using what he termed “Special Purpose Vehicles.”