Gal Pissetzky and Vicki Podberesky, the two US lawyers who were representing Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abbas, better known as Hushpuppi, have applied to withdraw from the case.
They have both filed an application at the United States District Court in California, stating their intent.
The application was submitted on January 21 and the court will hear it on February 22.
The lawyers cited communication problems as the reason for the withdrawal and also that Hushpuppi has hired new lawyers to defend him.
“Both family and jail staff have told me that they have conveyed my messages to Mr Abbas to call me. He informed me that he is retaining new counsel.
“I informed him that I and Ms. Podberesky were moving to withdraw given his refusal to communicate and cooperate with us,” Pissetzky said.
Hushpuppi is being tried on a four-count charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity, money laundering conspiracies and international money laundering.
The trial is scheduled to continue on May 4, 2021.
Historical photos of the life and times of Prince Philip as the world continues to mourn the late Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of Edinburgh and husband to Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip died on Friday morning, April 9, aged 99.
His death comes weeks after he was discharged following surgery on a heart condition last month .
He was respected for his deep wisdom, sense of humour and was the Queen’s companion as she toured the UK and the globe. The Duke of Edinburgh, who was married to Queen Elizabeth for 73 years, was said to be the monarch’s rock during her 69-year reign.
Below is a compilation of some pictures of the Duke of Edinburgh.
He told Obasanjo when he was dressed in traditional Yoruba attire: “You look like you’re ready for bed.”
Malala Yousafzai survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban after campaigning for the right of girls to go to school without fear.
The Queen and Prince Phillip the Duke of Edinburgh on the Great Wall of China during a royal visit in October 1986
Princess Anne and Prince Philip at her wedding to Lieutenant Mark Philips at Westminster Abbey in 1973
Prince Philip walking with his daughter Princess Anne to a Christmas Day service at Sandringham in 2005
The Duke of Edinburgh pictured talking with Aboriginal men in Queensland, Australia in 2002.
When visiting an Aboriginal culture park in Australia, he asked an Aboriginal businessman: “Do you still throw spears at each other?”
Prince Philip with Queen Elizabeth and German President Johannes Rau
The Queen and Prince Philip watching a Concorde fly over Buckingham Palace
The Queen and Prince Philip marking their diamond wedding anniversary in 2007
The first colour photograph of Princess Anne in 1951, in the arms of her mother the Queen with Prince Philip and a young Prince Charles
Prince Philip poses at the RAF Club to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
Fresh Auchi Polytechnic graduates drives over a man while spraying cash in celebration of graduation (Video)
Video footage has captured the moment fresh graduates of Auchi Polytechnic accidentally ran into an excited man who seemed to be leaping for joy as they (graduates) threw out some cash to mark their celebration.
The students could be seen in a car convoy as they randomly threw cash into the air as a way of expressing how excited they were to have successfully graduated from school.
As expected, a whole lot of people followed immediately as they hailed the students and struggled to pick as much cash as they could lay their hands on.
Things seem to have gone the other way round when a man got hit by the car while struggling to get his share.
Watch the video below:
What's actually happening here?😂😂 pic.twitter.com/BGRUvCJBzF
— Naija (@Naija_PR) March 27, 2021
Covenant University sacks lecturer arrested for allegedly raping 17-year-old student
Dr. Ukenna was a lecturer in the Department of Business Management at the Covenant University before he was arrested for “forcefully having unlawful carnal knowledge of the student.”
It was earlier reported that he was nabbed on March 11, after a complaint was lodged at Ota Area Command by the parents of the victim.
The spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed in a statement that the victim called her parents on phone from the school that she was invited by the lecturer to his office on the said date under the pretense that he wanted to plan a surprise birthday party for her close friend.
“But on getting to the lecture’s office, he locked the office door and forcefully had sex with her on top of the table in his office.
Upon the report, the Area Commander Ota, Acp Muyideen Obe swiftly deployed his JWC team to the school where the randy lecturer was promptly arrested.
On interrogation, the suspect admitted having carnal knowledge of the victim, but was unable to give any reason for his action.” the statement read.
The lecturer has been dismissed with immediate effect as approved by the Chancellor and President of the University’s board, Bishop David Oyedepo.
An Alumnus of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Nigeria with a Doctor of Philosophy in Marketing, the suspect was employed in the University in 2017 as a lecturer in the Department of Marketing.