Fayose Trials Resumes October 21st

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The hearing of former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, may commence on 21 October at the Federal High Court in Lagos.

Fayose is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for N6.9billion money laundering and fraud charges.

He was first arraigned on October 22, 2018, before Justice Mojisola Olatotegun, alongside a company, Spotless Investment Limited, on 11- count charge of fraud and money laundering.

The former governor had pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted bail on October 24, 2018 in the sum of N50 million with sureties in like sum.

He was subsequently re-arraigned before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke on July 2. Fayose had also pleaded not guilty to the charges and was allowed to continue on the earlier bail granted him by Justice Olatoregun.

After his re-arraignment, Justice Aneke granted the ex- governor leave to travel aborad for medicals treatment. However, the court ordered that his International passport be returned to the court, on or before September 16.

Justice Aneke later adjourned the case till September 16, 17, 18, and 19 and October 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 for continuation of trial.

The case will now come up on October 21 as Judges are away for the annual judges conference, which takes place after the court vacation.

The EFCC launched the trial on 19 November 2018 and has so far summoned 13 of the 15 witnesses. For the case The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu Abdu-kafarati, subsequently transferred the case from Justice Olatoregun to Justice Aneke following petition from the EFCC.

During the trial before Justice Olatoregun, the prosecution called witnesses from number of commercial banks, as well as former Minister of State for Defense, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro. (The NAN)

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15 COMMENTS

  1. The efcc should make sure that Fayose refunds all the money or be presecuted,how can one man go away with such amount of money in a country like this full of hardship n poverty

  2. These man has really suffers in the hands of EFCC I even taught that they will release I never knew they will bring up another date for these

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