A detective with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Musa Sunday, told Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Gudu, on Tuesday that the case of money laundering for which the ex-governor was arrested, granted bail and was expected to report back, is still pending before London Metropolitan Police. Sunday made this disclosure while testifying in the trial of Dariye, now a serving Senator, representing Plateau Central. He was governor of the state between 1999 and 2007. He was arraigned on a 23-count charge by the EFCC. The witness, while being cross-examined by Dariye’s lawyer, Garba Pwul (SAN), confirmed that the decision by the EFCC to investigate Dariye for alleged money laundering was informed by information provided by the London Metropolitan Police. He said the case was still pending in London. “The defendant (Dariye) was granted police bail by the UK police. And he jumped bail. The Investigating Police Officer (IPO) in London, Peter Clerk, was in Nigeria in the course of our investigation,” Sunday said. The prosecution has indicated in its proof of evidence that current Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, may testify in the case. He is listed as one of the 33 witnesses slated for the case by the prosecution.]]>

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