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Alleged 6.9bn Fraud: Court docket Adjourns Fayose’s Trial


Ayodele Fayose

The N6.9 billion fraud lawsuit towards former Governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose has been adjourned by a Federal Excessive Court docket in Lagos, on Monday, to Dec 1, Dec. 2 and Dec. 3.

The case, which was listed within the trigger record for the continuation of trial on Monday, was known as at about 11.40 am, as events had been awaiting one of many defence counsel.

When the case was finally known as, the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) Counsel, Mr Rotimi Jacobs, SAN, knowledgeable the courtroom, that having waited till nearly midday, it is going to be higher to grant an adjournment, to allow events to come back again and face the trial.

Though first defence counsel, Mr Ola Olanipekun, SAN, had urged the prosecution to start the examination of its witness, who was already current in courtroom. The case was, nevertheless, adjourned on the occasion of the prosecution.

The choose had urged events to take new dates inside the 12 months, particularly as no progress had been made within the matter since resumption.

Following settlement of events, the case was consequently, adjourned till Dec. 1, Dec. 2 and Dec. 3 respectively for the continuation of trial.

Fayose is being prosecuted by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) over N6.9billion fraud and cash laundering prices.

He was first arraigned on Oct. 22. 2018, earlier than Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, alongside his firm, Spotless Funding Ltd, on 11 counts bordering on fraud and cash laundering offences.

He had pleaded not responsible to the fees and was granted bail on Oct. 24, 2018, within the sum of N50 million with sureties in like sum.

The defendant was subsequently, re-arraigned earlier than Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, on July 2, 2019, after the case was withdrawn from Justice Olatoregun, following EFCC’s petition.

He had additionally pleaded not responsible to the fees and was allowed to proceed the sooner bail granted, whereas the case was adjourned for trial.

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