An FCT High Court sitting in Maitama has fixed Dec. 14 for adoption of addresses in the trial of a lawyer, George Uboh.
Uboh is standing trial for alleged breach of trust and illegal diversion and sale of vehicles entrusted to him to run the affairs of Security and Communication department of the Police Equipment Foundation (PEF).
Justice Sunday Aladetoyinbo adjourned the case after conclusion of examination and cross-examination of witnesses in the trial.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that at the hearing, the accused person and Chief Godson Ewulum, a former head of operation, Presidential Committee on Police Equipment Foundation testified.
Uboh, during cross examination by prosecution counsel, Mr Mohammed Bello, said that he was the head of security and communication unit of the foundation.
Uboh said that the vehicles he allegedly converted were given to him to offset the debts owed him by the foundation.
He said the vehicles – 4 hilux pick up, one Toyota Corolla and an SUV Jeep – registered under the ownership of the foundation, were given to him by Mr Kenny Martins who was the national coordinator of PEF.
Uboh said his appointment was purportedly terminated through a letter by one Mr Tunji Abayomi on behalf of the foundation and it was sent by mail.
The second witness, Ewulum said that Uboh served under him and his committee approved Uboh’s training in Namibia.
Ewulum said that the committee did not have money to sponsor the accused and was allowed to fund the training by himself with an understanding that the money would be refunded.
Ewulum said that Uboh attended the training and came back with some security equipment which was demonstrated at the Police headquarters, Italian and India embassies among others.
He said that the money Uboh spend was about 35, 000 dollars and additional 15, 000 dollars.
Ewulum told the court that the vehicles were given to Uboh to offset the debt he incurred in the course of the training.
NAN recalls that the accused person was charged to the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The accused person is the mastermind of a petition against the EFCC boss, Ibrahim Lamorde, alleging diversion of proceeds of recovered property by the commission. (NAN)