How Judge’s Absence Stalled Arraignment of Kano APC Senatorial Candidate

Arraignment of Kano APC Senatorial Candidate, Abdulsalam Saleh Abdulkarim, stalled due to Judge’s absence. Monday, 5 December 2022.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said the arraignment of Abdulsalam Saleh Abdulkarim, the Kano Central senatorial candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), could not go on today due to the absence of the trial judge.

According to the EFCC, in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, 5 December 2022, Zaura was scheduled to be arraigned before the Federal High Court Kano on allegation of $1,320,000 (One Million, Three Hundred and Twenty Thousand Dollars) fraud

“At the last adjourned date, the arraignment was also stalled due to Zaura’s absence, the third time he would fail to appear before the court.

“The Supreme Court also rejected his application to stay proceedings of the trial court and ordered him through his counsel, to present himself before the Federal High Court Kano for arraignment.

“At the resumed hearing today, counsel for the prosecution Ahmed Arogha appeared in court for the arraignment of the defendant but was informed that the presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Yunusa was attending a seminar in Lagos

“The matter was then adjourned until the 30th January, 2023,” the anticorruption agency further stated.

The Commission is prosecuting Zaura for defrauding a Kuwaiti Citizen of $1,320,000 (One Million Three Hundred and Twenty Thousand Dollars) under the pretext that he is into properties business in Dubai, Kuwait and other Arab countries.