January 24, 2021

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BREAKING: Four men plead guilty to unlawful possession of N1bn gold, €112,800

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Four men, on Friday, admitted their guilt at the Federal High Court in Abuja, conceding that they were unlawfully in possession of smelted gold worth over N1bn and €112,800 on August 10, 2018.

The prime suspect, Abba Yahaya was said to have been arrested with the items at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja while aboard an Ethiopian Airline flight to Dubai in the United Arab Emirate.

The defendants comprising four men and three firms pleaded guilty to the two counts which were read to them before Justice Nkeonye Maha.

The judge fixed 2.30pm, Friday, for review of facts and possibly judgment on the plea bargain agreement the defendants had reached with the prosecution, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

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