Supreme Court discharge and acquits Bode George of corruption conviction!

The Apex court, in discharging and acquitting George, stated that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had no evidence that he committed fraud at the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) as alleged.

A panel of judges headed by John Afolabi Fabiyi JSC, ruled that the charges of “contract splitting” upon which Mr. George was convicted is unknown to law.

The pattern of today’s quashing of George’s conviction was similar to that of a Lagos Court of Appeal ruling which similarly quashed a death sentence conviction of Major Hamza Al Mustapha’s for the murder of Alhaja Kudirat Abiola in 1996.

In a quick reaction to the fresh ruling, the Lagos State chapter of the PDP congratulated Mr George for his victory at the Supreme Court.

In a statement signed by the Chairman of the state chapter of the party, Tunji Shelle, the party exalted the Lord and the Judiciary for vindicating their leader.

“Reacting on behalf of the Party, the State Chairman, Tunji Shelle, expresses joy and glory to God.

“We thank God and the Judiciary. We are now re-invigorated for the challenges ahead. The task now is to forget and forgive. The past can no longer haunt us and we are no more distracted. To his detractors who syndicated and railroaded him to jail, we say they should go and sin no more,” the statement read.