Chairman of Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi (APC, Delta North) said he would challenge, immediately, at the Supreme Court, the judgment by the Court of Appeal that convicted and sentenced him to seven years in jail for money laundering.
In a statement in Abuja by his media office, Nwaoboshi said they were confident that the Supreme Court would accordingly subject the judgment to critical review.
The statement entitled “COURT OF APPEAL JUDGMENT” read, “the attention of SPON Media has been drawn to the news making (doing the) rounds about the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Lagos over a matter which EFCC filed against Chief, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, the Senator representing Delta North at the Senate.
“It is not unusual to have judgments that astound the parties, depending on where the pendulum swings.
“The judgment, the news of which is in the media, arose from an appeal by EFCC against the judgment of the Federal High Court, Lagos, which discharged and acquitted Distinguished Senator & Co-Defendants at the trial level.
“Steps are being taken to challenge the Court of Appeal judgment immediately and we are confident that the Supreme Court will subject the judgment to critical review accordingly.”