Alleged Fraud: Trial of Fayose Stalled over Mix-up in Date


The trial of a former Governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose, for alleged money laundering could not proceed on Wednesday before a Federal High Court in Lagos, following a mix-up in date

The case, which was earlier scheduled for continuation of trial, could however, not proceed due to the said error in the date

The matter will now be adjourned to a new date as will be agreed by respective parties.

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

He was first arraigned on October 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 October 24, 2018, in the sum of N50 million with sureties in like sum.

The defendant was however subsequently, re-arraigned before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke on July 2, 2019, after the…

Source: Thisday Newspaper