Thu. Nov 21st, 2019

Former Ekiti Governor, Ayodele Fayose and EFCC and Police personnel

N6.9bn fraud: Ayo Fayose trial set to resume Oct. 21

The trial of former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, will now resume on Oct. 21 before a Federal High Court in Lagos.

He was first arraigned on Oct. 22. 2018, before Justice Mojisola Olatotegun, alongside a company, Spotless Investment Ltd, on 11 counts bordering on fraud and money laundering offences.

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

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

The court had, however, ordered that his International passport be returned to the court, on or before Sept. 16. Aneke had then adjourned the case until Sept. 16, 17, 18, and 19 and also to Oct. 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 for a continuation of trial.

Meanwhile, the case will resume further proceedings on Oct. 21, as Judges are away for the Annual Judges’ Conference, which takes place after the annual long vacation of the court. During the pendency of the charge before Justice Olatoregun, EFCC had opened the trial on Nov. 19, 2018, and had so far called 13 witnesses out of the 15 listed.

 

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