Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, representing Delta North Senatorial District at the National Assembly who was convicted to seven years imprisonment by court of appeal, has vowed to seek relief at the Supreme court.
Recall that Nwaobushi was sentenced to seven years along with his two companies: Golden Touch Construction Project Ltd and Suiming Electrical Ltd, according to a statement by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday.
Reacting to the judgement through a statement from his media unit, the Chairman Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi (APC, Delta North) stated that he will immediately challenge the Court of appeal judgment which ordered that the companies who were the second and third respondents in appeal be wound up in line with Section 22 of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended) and their properties forfeited to the Nigerian government, at the apex court.
Chairman Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi.(APC, Delta North) has vowed to immediately challenge the Court of Appeal judgment at the Supreme court.
The Senator said he is confident that the Supreme Court will subject the judgment to critical review accordingly.
The statement titled, “Court Of Appeal Judgment” read, “The attention of SPON media has been drawn to the news making rounds about the judgement of the Court of Appeal, Lagos over a matter which EFCC filed against Chief, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, the Senator representing Delta North at the Senate.
“It is not unusual to have judgements that astound the parties, depending on where the pendulum swings.
“The judgement, the news of which is in the media, arose from an appeal by EFCC against the judgment of the Federal High Court, Lagos, which discharged and acquitted Distinguished Senator and Co-Defendants at the trial level”, the statement said.
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