FG with­draws crim­i­nal charge against NAICOM boss

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Mo­hammed Shosanya,La­gos

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.

PHOTO: FELIX ONIG­BINDE

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.

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