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#SPVGATE: Court to hear corruption case against Atiku March 7

A federal high court in Abuja has fixed March 7 for the hearing of a corruption case against Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Justice JK Omotosho who gave the order on February 1 asked that Atiku be served through other means, which include dropping the court summons at Atiku’s campaign office.

Festus Keyamo, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), had taken the EFCC, the CCB and the ICPC court to compel the anti-graft agencies to arrest Atiku over allegations of corruption.

Michael Achimugu, a whistleblower, had alleged that Atiku told him that bogus companies he termed “special purpose vehicles (SPV)” were used to steal public funds while he was vice-president.

Atiku was vice-president from 1999 to 2007 under Olusegun Obasanjo.

The revelation has rippled, generating much talk on social media.

Keyamo in documents seen by TheLink News, had asked the court to compel the anti-graft agencies to investigate the matter.

He also asked the court to compel the agencies to prosecute Atiku.

The court will hear the matter on March 7.


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