Alleged N6.9bn Fraud: Fayose In The Dock, Obanikoro In Witness Box As Trial Resumes

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The ongoing prosecution of former Ogun State governor, Ayodele Fayose, resumed as at the Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday.

The court had hardly begun sitting when the trial judge, Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, stood it down for one hour, to attend an official function.

The judge said she should be excused for an hour before returning for the continuation of the case.

Fayose is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged fraud of N6.9 billion fraud said to have been received from the office of the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki, in June 2014.

EFCC arraigned him on October 22, 2018, alongside a company Spotless Investment Ltd., on 11 counts. He, however, pleaded not guilty, and was granted bail in the sum of N50 million with one surety in like sum.

A former Minister of State for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, who is the fifth prosecution witness, was to be cross-examined on the matter on Monday.

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Obanikoro had earlier at the last adjourned date, on Jan. 21, claimed that Fayose received $5 million and some amounts of Naira from the imprest account of a former NSA in June 2014.

At the Monday sitting, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), announced appearance for EFCC while Messrs Kanu Agabi (SAN) and Olalekan Ojo (SAN), on the other hand, appeared for the defendant.

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