The Court of Appeal, sitting in Abuja, has dismissed an appeal filed by the suspended Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, Dr Moddibbo Kawu, challenging the decision of the Federal High Court, to dismiss the no-case submission he filed at the lower court.

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, had charged Kawu, Lucky Omoluwa, the late Chairman of Pinnacle Communications Ltd, and Dipo Onifade, Chief Operating Officer of the same company, before Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo-Giwa, on a 12-count charge of money laundering.

The suspended NBC boss and his co-accused then approached the appellate court to reverse the judgment of the Federal High Court.

The appellate dismissed the no-case submission filed by Kawu and his co-accused and held that they had an explanation to give when he elected to facilitate the payment of N2.5bn to a private company against the provisions of Section 13 of the government white paper guiding the operation of the Digital Switch-Over Programme.