Daniel Docked, Slammed With 16-Count Charge -PM News, Lagos

By Abiodun Onafuye/Abeokuta

An Ogun State High Court sitting at Isabo, Abeokuta this morning remanded the former governor of the state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, till Friday after he was arraigned for alleged fraud.

He was brought to court in a white Toyota Coaster bus with registration number Abuja BR 737 BWR.

Daniel is standing trial before the court on a 16-count charge ranging from failure to declare his assets, alleged conversion of public funds to personal use, etc.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Counsel to EFCC, Rotimi Jacobs told the court that Daniel’s counsel was served the 304-page document that contained the 16-count charge.

Responding, Prof. Taiwo Osipitan, SAN, who led other lawyers for Daniel’s defence, pleaded with the court to grant him a 30-minute stand down to enable him study the document and discuss with his client.

His plea was granted at 9.30 a.m. The court went on recess and resumed at 10 a.m.
On resumption, the charge was read to Daniel and he pleaded not guilty.

The former governor was charged with stealing, contrary to Section 390 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun State of Nigeria, 1978.

Daniel was also docked for alleged conversion of public funds to his personal use contrary to Section 434 of the Criminal Code, Cap. 29 Laws of Ogun State, 1978.

One of Daniel’s counsel, Tayo Oyetibo, SAN, said he had filed an application dated 12 October for the bail of the former governor.

EFCC’s counsel, Rotimi Jacobs confirmed getting a copy of the bail application but said he needed time to study it to enable him file a counter affidavit.

He suggested adjournment of the case till Friday.

Daniel’s counsel agreed with the date. He also pleaded with the court that the former governor be remanded in EFCC custody.

Counsel to EFCC called the attention of the court to a publication in the print and electronic media that Daniel had been maltreated since he was in their custody since 6 October.
The counsel denied the allegation, describing the publication as the handiwork of Daniel’s publication.

Osipitan observed that EFCC spokesman, Femi Babafemi has been engaged in press trial of Daniel through his statements published in newspapers.

The counsel urged the court to restrain Babafemi from further press trial since the matter is now in court.

EFCC’s counsel responded by saying that he knew Babafemi and that he could not do anything to jeopardise the case.

The trial judge, Justice Olanrewaju Mabekoje told EFCC’s counsel, Rotimi Jacobs to have a word with Babafemi.

On the security at the court premises, EFCC’s counsel described the situation as worrisome, saying the case was not political but a criminal case.

“This is a criminal case holding in a serious court. We should not be celebrating criminality. I want this honourable court to order the accused person to stop hiring crowd to the court.”
Earlier, there was a rowdy scene at the court premises as supporters of Daniel confronted his antagonists.

While the anti-Daniel crowd chanted “OGD, Ole”, “jail OGD” or “kill OGD”, his supporters, confronted them and it almost resulted in a commotion.

An aide to Daniel, Dickson confronted the former Police Public Relations Office in Ogun State, ASP Femi Awoyale, who fought back by ordering policemen to arrest him. Dickson was later whisked away.

Justice Mabekoje adjourned the case till Friday, 14 October, 2011.
 

Comments
26 comment(s)
Post a comment

U must be mad

U are Mad

EFCC and Pseudo Trial

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to another episode of the EFCC pseudo trial of political thieves and commander -in -thief of oil money thieves in Nigeria. Can someone point to one thief that has been arraigned by EFCC and sent to the cooler? Can someone help me tell this politically-formulated, mandated stooges cum actors and actresses in EFCC that Nigerians are not tired of watching our own world celebrated Nollywood films? Enough of this abracadabra!I said Enough!Let's see if the remaining money can be use to provide food for Nigerians. God help us if others honorable thieves don;t loots it all!

Dilapidated courthouse.

Daniel is now in the lions den, figuratively speaking. Look at the courthous e he left as governor for 8 years. No accomplishments in a state with meagre resources. At least achieve something and not jsut steal the place blind. The Judges should jail these crooks for a minimum of ten years, have them pay restitution and place punitive damages to recover all assets stolen with interest and at best allow these thieves to keep only what they had before entering office. Watch out for Amosuns government, so history does not repeat itself. Afterall the 2 men were in the PDP and close friends. Just look at the courthouse, shameful dirty surroundings.

OGD - OGTHIEF TRIAL

Do our leaders have conscience at all?, look at our roads in Otta, Abeokuta, Ijebu etc.People die at will from accident, armed robbers,disease etc.
Your loots are BLOOD MONEY cos some of us laid down their lives cos of your ineptitude,greed,etc.
OGD or OGTHIEF used local goverments chairmen and Civil Servants to steal people fund. EFCC should arrest all of them, they opened hotels in ABEOKUTA and its environs. In Ogun state our so call LG Ex- Chairmen were encouraged by OGTHIEF to do contribution after taken his own part of our commonwealth.What a national shame.Thugs and armed robbers tagged themselves Ogun Elders calling for their Boss release, they should bury their heads in shame.
EFFCC its you that is in dock the whole world is watching. God bless Ogun State, God bless Nigeria.

a case is in the court and u

a case is in the court and u are concluding in your house that it has no evidence. Do you think the EFCC lawyers who brot the accused to court are fools. What further evidence do we need to show that former gov. Daniel is a criminal? Lets fold our hands and watch the proceedings first. It will end some how?

What a reckless comment? this

What a reckless comment? this is a baldadash, bcos Bankole and Bode George were not executed by firing squad does not mean we should encourage treasury looting. Corruption is contagious and cancerous, if not checked, it can cripple this nation and engender a revolution.

WE KNOW THIS IS SHOW BUT WHO

WE KNOW THIS IS SHOW BUT WHO KNOWS THIS SHOW MAY TURN TO REALITY. GBENGA DANIEL LIKE ANY OTHER THIEF SHOULD BE MADE TO PAY FOR HIS SUPPOSED NUMEROUS SINS.ENSURE YOU COLLECT THE LOOTS AND FURTHER ENSURE IT IS APPROPRIATE FORTHE COMMON BENEFIT OF OGUN STATE PEOPLE.

Don't call all Nigerians fool

You are very correct but you don't want to call all Nigerian fool, you have to remember you've got parents, siblings and relations there. The situation with Nigeria is very unfortunate but what can one do as an individual? There is no point raising your hands when you're sure no help would come. The police that are meant to ensure the citizens right and freedom are national robbers, so what can you do. Most us think about this and we just sorrow in silence. Nigeria problem is a helpless situation for any individual and will continue until we can stop dummies like Jonathan from becoming the president.

KILL THIS THIEF

IN PLACES LIKE CHINA , SINGAPORE, INDONESIA ETC THIS GBENGA DANIEL SHOULD BE ON DEATH ROW. THESE GUY HAVE STOLEN BILLIONS AND IMPOVERISHED HIS PEOPLE FOR 8 LONG YEARS. THIS MAN SHOULD BE KILLED FOR KILLING OTHERS . STRONG SIGNALS SHOULD BE SENT TO CORRUPT PUBLIC OFFICIALS . OR FOR LENIENCY , SEND THEM TO SPEND THE REST OF THEIR LIVES IN PRISON. NIGERIA IS A COUNTRY THAT CELEBRATES CRIMINALITY.
ROTIMI JACOBS IS MY MAN ANYTIME. I WISH TO MEET HIM FOR COFFEE. HE IS TRAINED BY RIBADU.

EFCC should Stand Trial Instead!!!

It pains me to read all the time about the National Mess called EFCC. I don't believe it is appropriate for News Media to exalt them and justify their presence.
Whatever happened to all the governors and politicians that were investigated over 4 years ago? When would they be prosecuted?
Whatever happened to the ex-speaker of the HOuse of Representatives and the billions of Naira supposedly carted away?
Why must EFCC occupy our daily media by bogus claims and gross ineptitude, I am amazed that our so-called journalists even cover them and give them lives that they should not have and surely do not deserve.

It is simply pathetic!
ngonadi

all handiwork of OBJ

charade, facade, mirage........... all na show, nobody is going to prison, all fingers point to that disgraced old man from omu who thinks he owns Nigeria and could'nt even win his ward, watch this space OBJ, AGBAYA!.

A PAY TIME FOR SO CALLED DANIEL

JUST ABOUT YESTERDAY, DANIEL,YOU STOLE PAYMENT VOUCHERS OF ALL GOVT EXPENDITURES YOURSELF AND ROPE IN UNCOUNTABLE CIVIL SERVANTS,AND YOU PLACED THEM ON SOLITARY CONFINEMENT.
NOW YOUR TIME HAS COME AND WHETHER YOU GO HUNGER OR NOT PLEASE BEAR YOUR CROSS MY GOD IS A GOD OF REVENGE Q.E.D. NEMESIS MUST CATCH YOU THAT IS A NATURAL LAW.

THE BEGINING OF THE END

GBENGA DANIEL:ANOTHER YOUNG MAN THAT HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO WRITE HIS NAME IN GOLD FOR POSTERITY,GOING DOWN BECAUSE OF GREED AND BEING A KLEPTOMANIC.
APART FROM WHATEVER CHARGE THE EFCC BRINGS AGAINST HIM, COULD HE WHILE AT IT EXPLAIN, HOW HE COULD EVER AFFORD TO BUILD ''ASOLUDERO COURT IN GRA SAGAMU'', HOW HE COULD ESTABLISH COMPASS NEWSPAPER AND IT' S ASSOCIATED PUBLICATIONS WHILE IN GOVERNMENT.
I AM SURE THERE ARE MANY MORE ALL OVER THE PLACE.
BEFORE I START GETTING ABUSE, LET NO ONE MENTION THAT HE WAS VERY RICH BEFORE HE WENT INTO POLITICS AND HIS ENGINEERING OUTFIT IN MENDE,MARYLAND LAGOS AND ALL THE LIFTS/ ESCALATORS BUSINESS HE DOES BECAUSE THE NUMBER OF LIFTS/ ESCALATORS IN NIGERIA IS NEGLIGIBLE AND EVEN IF HIS OUTFIT INSTALLED THEM ALL.

Animals In Human Clothing

These people are animals! No shame of any sort. What is the wife doing there looking like a witch, painted pancake all over her face as if they're at an Owambe. Lowlifes!

There is no evidence that

There is no evidence that this man committed a crime. Nigeria is a barbaric society which will fine anyone guilt by looks alone.

BAPTISM OF OMOKOMO FORMERLY CALLED OMOGIDI.

Re-christening of Daniel from OMOGIDI (OGD) to OMOKOMO (OKO) with the godfather as OBJ. May the new name endure as no OMOGIDI goes to court, get involved in fraud opr serves term. His hen has surely come home to roost.

Leave OGD

All i am saying..... leave my OGD. He that has clean hands should be the first to cast the stone.

Baptism

This is just the baptism political looters recieve to remove peoples eyes from them while they enjoy their loot.Nothing go happen to him loot.Bankole nko?Bode George nko,WETIN HAPPEN TO OUR MONEY WEY IM STEAL?

EFCC: WHAT ABOUT THAT DIMEJI-BANKOLE MONEY LAUNDERING CASE.

Madam Waziri should please update the country on the money laundering investigation of Dimeji Bankole,NIGERIA EXPECTS MADAM TO RESIST ALL PRESSURE AND DO HER DUTY,THIS MAN IS WELL CONNECTED AND HAS A LOT OF MONEY,WE KNOW YOU ARE UNDER PRESSURE,NOTHING IS HIDDEN UNDER THE SUN,PLEASE MADAM,KEEP YOUR HANDS CLEAN THIS IS THE CASE THAT WILL DETERMINE YOUR LEGACY,YOU WILL NOT TAKE SIDES WITH THIEVES WHO ARE MAKING US POORER AND POORER BY THE DAY, REMEMBER YOU ARE AN AFRICAN MOTHER WE HOPE YOU PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN.

Suffering from premature

Suffering from premature ejaculation??? then you have got to visit http://www.stopeja.wapka.mobi

JUSTICEEEeeEEEeEEEEEEeeeeeEEE

JUSTICEEEeeEEEeEEEEEEeeeeeEEEe

Suffering from premature ejaculation??? then you have got to visit http://www.stopeja.wapka.mobi

THE SMILING FACE OF A

THE SMILING FACE OF A THIEF!

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER ALL THESE CHARADE?

I PITY THE WORLD IF THEY EVER CONSINDER GIVING NIGERIA A PERMANENT SEAT IN THE UN. WE WILL HELP THEM TO CORRUPT EVERY OF ITS SYSTEM AND THE WORLD WOULD FINALLY COLLAPSE.
NIGERIA,A NATION OF THIEVEING POLITICAL, RELIGIOUS, CIVIL, MONARCHICAL PEOPLE.

STEALING IS OUR WAY OF LIFE AND AN ACCEPTABLE MORAL VIRTUE!

NIGERIA JEGAJEGA

Tayo Oyetibo! Tayo Oyetibo!! Tayo Oyetibo!!! How many times did i call you? How much did Daniel pay you to sell your conscience?

Nigerians are complete fools and will always be

Every day you guys come here to read sahara reporters with detailed stories of how your collective wealth are stipped naked to your faces, yet you have mouth to say things like ''Oh it is just a show and nothing will come out of it'' can all these looting happen in any other country without their citizens bringing the country to a stand still to get justice. Ours is big mouth & nothing to show for it.

GBENGA DANIEL OLE

THANK GOD FOR A DAY LIKE THIS, IT IS OBVIOUS THAT THIS WILL LEAD NO WHERE AS THE MAN NA BIG TIME THIEF. AT LEAST HE HAS BEEN ARRAIGNED BEFORE A COURT AND ALSO THE TOGA OF IMPUNITY HAS DISAPPEARED.
THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING THIS DRAMA BY THE EFCC, IF THEY FAIL TO TAKE IT TO THE END, GOODLUCK TO THEM.

Silly man, should have sought

Silly man, should have sought advice from Saraki and others who ended up in the National Assembly. What was he thinking?? We all know that this will evaporate after a while but the 'big man' will feel insulted by this show, although Farida would have told him that it is just a temporary incovenience to enable him keep his loot forever. Well if you dont get it, check Lucky Igbinendo, Peter Odili and counteless other templates. It is the Naija way!! Let me know throw up!!!

Post a comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
Comments are limited to a maximum of 1000 characters.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <p> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.

More information about formatting options

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.