Alleged fraud: Judge’s absence stalls trial of embattled former Governor of Ekiti state, Fayose

  • The trial of embattled former Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, facing N6.9 billion fraud charges has again faced a setback
  • This is as the case which was slated for continuation of trial was further adjourned, as Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke was said to be on official assignment
  • Meanwhile, Fayose was arraigned on an 11-count charge by the EFCC on Oct. 22, 2018, alongside a company, Spotless Investment Ltd

The trial of a former Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, was on Monday, July 4, stalled before a Federal High Court Lagos as the trial court did not sit.

The trial which was fixed for continuation on Monday, could not proceed as the trial judge Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke was said to be attending a conference, Vanguard reports.

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EFCC, former Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, Federal High Court Lagos
The judge’s absence stalls Fayose’s alleged N6.9billion fraud trial.
Photo credit: EFCC, Ayo Fayose
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Case adjourned

A new date will now be agreed on by the parties in due course, Channels TV report added.

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

He was first arraigned on Oct. 22. 2018, before Justice Mojisola Olatotegun, alongside his 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 trial will now continue on the next adjourned date.

Governor Wike will not support Atiku, Fayose says, gives reason reported earlier that Former Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, says he believes Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, will never support the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.

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It was reported that Fayose said this in an interview on Wednesday, June 29, adding that power must shift to the southern part of Nigeria in 2023 after the expiration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term.

The former governor also recounted how Atiku allegedly promised to make Governor Wike his running mate after he was declared winner of the PDP presidential primary election.

“What about Yahoo rulers?” Erigga queries EFCC over warnings to landlords renting houses to Yahoo Boys

In another report, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s new penalty for landlords who rent houses to internet fraudsters, better known as Yahoo Boys, has stirred reactions on and off social media.

Nigerian rapper Erigga is among those who have taken to social media to react to the new penalty.

In a tweet via its official Twitter handle, the Nigerian anti-graft body disclosed its legal and prosecution team would be discussing the topic: “Landlord: Give your house to Yahoo boys, spend 15 years in jail,” on Twitter space.

Reacting, Erriga queried the EFCC on what would happen to corrupt leaders in the country.


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