FG withdraws criminal charge against NAICOM boss
A Federal High Court in Lagos State yesterday struck out a criminal charge filed by the federal government against the Commissioner for Insurance and Chief Executive Officer of the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), Fola Daniel.
Justice Abang struck out the charge following an application for withdrawal of the case filed by the Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation (DPPF) on behalf of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Mohammed Bello Adoke.
The application was premised on the constitutional powers vested on the AGF to institute and to discontinue criminal cases.
Daniel was taken to court on a sixcount charge bordering on criminal misrepresentation of facts and deliberate falsehood.
Barrister Chijioke Ndubuisi had filed the motion in support a six-count charge against Daniel at the court and subsequently wrote for a fiat of the AGF, which was declined.
In the charge sheet accompanying Ndubuisi’s motion, it was alleged that Daniel intentionally made a number of misleading and malicious misrepresentations against an insurance company, Alliance and General Insurance Limited, to public officers and agencies with the intention of damaging the reputation of the said insurance company.
It was further alleged that Daniel committed the same offences against Fidelity Bond Group, by representing that the group had infracted the Insurance Act of 1997.
From left: FCT Secretary Health and Human Services, Demola Onakomoya; Nigeria Music Star Dapo Oyebanjo, popularly called D’Banj; and Medical Director, Asokoro District Hospital, Ahmadu Abubakar, during a visit by the musician to an Abuja blast victim, Murtala Umaru, at Asokoro District Hospital in Abuja yesterday.