The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has demanded the presentation of a death certificate for a former director of legal services at the petroleum ministry, Grace Tiaga to affirm that she is indeed dead and should not be further prosecuted.

Taiga had been standing trial before Justice Olukayode Adeniyi on allegations bordering on bribery in the controversial Gas Supply Processing Agreement (GSPA) between Process and Industrial Development (P&ID) and the Federal Government of Nigeria.

But at the hearing of the case on Nov 4, 2023, counsel for Taiga, Daniel Alumun, informed the court that she died in August, 2023 and urged the court to dismiss the charge.

But EFCC counsel, Mohammed Hussain, insisted that a death certificate must be brought before the court by the defence in compliance with the law before the court could dismiss the case.

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