Fayose’s N2.2b Trial Adjourned over Absence of Witness in Court

The trial of former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, was on Monday adjourned over the inability of the prosecution to bring its witness to court.

Fayose and and a firm, Spotless Investment Limited have been dragged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over a N2.2bn fraud

The prosecuting counsel for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), told Justice C.J. Aneke of the Federal High Court in Lagos that a relative of the witness scheduled to come had been admitted into a COVID-19 isolation centre.

Jacobs urged the judge to adjourn the case.

The defence counsel, Mr Olalekan Ojo (SAN), raised no objection to the request for an adjournment.

Justice Aneke adjourned the matter till October 20, 2020.

 In the charges, the EFCC alleged, among other things, that Fayose, on June 17, 2014, “took possession of the sum of N1, 219, 000,000 to fund your 2014 gubernatorial campaign in Ekiti State, which you reasonably ought to have known formed part of the proceeds of an unlawful act, to wit: criminal breach of trust/stealing.”

But Fayose pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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