Fayose: Obanikoro tells court he was informed his late SA died in accident


A fifth prosecution witness, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, in the ongoing fraud trial against former Gov. Ayodele Fayose, on Tuesday said that he was informed two years ago that his late Special Assistant (SA), Justin Erukaa, died in an accident.


Obanikoro gave the evidence in continuation of his cross-examination by a second defence counsel, Mr Olalekan Ojo (SAN), at the Federal High Court in Lagos.

Fayose, the immediate-past Governor of Ekiti State, was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Oct. 22, 2018, alongside a company, Spotless Investment Ltd, on an 11-count charge.

He had pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted bail in the sum of N50million, with one surety in like sum.

EFCC had opened the case for prosecution on Nov. 19, 2018 and had called four witnesses.

On Jan. 21, 2018, the Prosecution called its fifth witness, Sen. Obanikoro, a former Minister of State for Defence.

At the last adjourned date on Feb. 5, Obanikoro was still…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper