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EFCC to summon SAN’s significant other Cecilia Osipitan for supposed N6bn tax evasion

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A Federal High Court on Monday conceded leave to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to summon the spouse of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Cecilia Osipitan, for supposed N6 billion illegal tax avoidance.

NAN reports; EFCC is the complainant while Osipitan and PJO Ventures Limited are first and second respondents separately in the nine-check charge.

Equity Inyang Ekwo dismissed the matter until March 26 after guidance to the EFCC, Benjamin Manji, conceded serving the safeguard counsel with the charge on Sunday, March 21,

Osipitan’s direction, Tayo Oyetibo (SAN) had protested the initiation of the matter when the indictment attorney told the court that the matter was for the litigant to take her supplication.

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“When did you serve the charge on the litigants,” Justice Ekwo asked Manji.

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Direction to the second respondent, Bode Olanipekun (SAN) additionally went against the beginning of the case.

Olanipekun reviewed he was with the litigant at the EFCC Lagos office all through Saturday and they traveled to Abuja on Sunday.

The legal advisor lamented that Osipitan was quickly confined by the office’s agents.

The adjudicator held that the guard counsel must be given abundant freedom to plan for the arraignment.

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Equity Ekwo made a request delivering Osipitan to her guidance and mentioned an endeavor to create her on the suspended date.

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