Federal Capital High Court, Nyanya, has penultimate Thursday adjourned the ongoing trial of Moses Anyaoha, to November 25, 2020 over the absence of the prosecuting counsel, Peter Amadi who was said to have gone for official assignment.
The Judge, Justice Peter Kekemeke while granting the adjournment varied the bail condition of the accused by ordering the police to produce the International Passport of the suspect in the next adjourned date.
Moses Anyaoha, a lawyer, is facing trial bordering on criminal conspiracy, culpable homicide and stealing.
When the case was first mentioned in July, 2020, the Prosecution Counsel told the court that the defendants, Moses Anyaoha, conspired with one Tony Umeh now at large to inject DCP Augustina Ihesiaba with poisonous substance. The act, which caused her death, contrary to Section 221 of the Penal Code.
Anyaoha also allegedly stole N70 million from the various accounts of the deceased, contrary to Section 287 of the Penal Code.
The defendant allegedly sold plots of land belonging to the deceased in Abuja after threatening and waging war on those it was entrusted to contrary to Section 312 of the Penal Code.
Anyaoha who pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to him has been remanded at the Police Facility in Garki, Abuja.
The deceased has an only son, Michael Ndubuaku, aged 24, who schooled in London and heir to the mother’s wealth.
The DCP died in January 2011 in active service as a Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the Legal Department at Force Headquarters, Abuja.
The only son of the deceased, launched petition against Moses Anyaoha in April 2020, after finding out that Moses had been illegally residing in a property that (Michael’s mother had bought in his name somewhere in Kubwa, Abuja. He went as so far naming the Street after himself (Moses Anyaoha Street, Kubwa).
Anyaoha was eventually arrested as more stolen properties have been discovered but not yet recovered, it is understood.
The counsel to the defendant was unavailable to speak to the press.