A Federal High Court in Abuja has rejected the no-case submission made by the suspended Director-General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Ishaq Kawu Modibbo, and two others in respect of the alleged N2.5 billion fraud charge brought against them by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
Kawu, Pinnacle Communications Limited, its Chairman, Lucky Omoluwa, and the firm’s Chief Operating Officer, Dipo Onifade were alleged, in the charge, to have misappropriated the N2.5b in the course of disbursing the seed grant for Federal Government’s Digital Switch-Over (DSO) project.
In a ruling on Wednesday, Justice Folashade Giwa-Ogunbanjo ordered the to enter their defence in the case.
Justice Giwa-Ogunbanjo rejected the defendants’ argument that the prosecution was unable to establish a prima facie case against them.
Upon an application by the prosecution, the judge deleted the name of Omoluwa, who died some months ago, from the charge.