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N6.9billion Fraud: Court Adjourns Trial Of Ex-Ekiti Governor, Fayose

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A Federal Excessive Court docket in Lagos State, on Monday, additional adjourned till December 1 and three the continuation of the trial of former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, over alleged N6.9billion fraud.

Fayose is being prosecuted by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC).



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

He pleaded not responsible to the costs and was granted bail on October 24, 2018, within the sum of N50million, 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defendant was subsequently, re-arraigned earlier than Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, on July 2, 2019, after the case was withdrawn from Mrs Olatoregun, following EFCC’s petition.

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

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The fee has since opened its case, and continues to be main witnesses in proof.

In the meantime, the case, which was fastened for continuation of trial on Monday, couldn’t proceed.

The case, which was listed within the trigger record, was known as at about 11.40am, as events have been awaiting one of many defence counsels.

When it was ultimately known as, the EFCC counsel, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN) knowledgeable the court docket, that having waited till nearly midday, it might be higher to grant an adjournment, to allow events to come back again and face the trial.

Though the primary defence counsel, Mr Ola Olanipekun (SAN) had urged the prosecutor to start examination of its witness, who was already current in court docket, the case was, nevertheless, adjourned on the occasion of the prosecutor.

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 December 1, December 2 and December 3 respectively for continuation of trial.

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