Bode George, 5 Others Ask S' Court To Set Aside Conviction
Former convicted Chairman of the Board of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Chief Olabode George has approached the Supreme Court, asking it to set aside judgment of the Court of Appeal, which confirmed the judgment of a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja, which he was convicted to two years imprisonment for contracts splitting and inflation in 2009.
George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), alongside five others were convicted and by Justice Joseph Oyewole and have since served their two-jail term but the six convicts still believe there was miscarriage of judgment and therefore approached the apex court to declare them innocent of the crime they were convicted of.
Other convicts in the matter include Aminu Dabo, O. Abidoye, Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Zanna Maideribi and Sule Aliyu.
When the matter came up for hearing yesterday, the six convicts, through their respective lawyers, asked Justice Tanko Mohammed-led 5-man penal of the apex court justices to grant them extension of time within which to file regularised their appeals having filed out of time.
The court granted the applications and adjourned the matter to September 26, 2013 to allow parties time to file applications for consolidation of the six different appeals, as well as hear the matter.