N6.9bn fraud: Fayose re-appears in court June 28

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A Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed June 28, for the re-arraignment of former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, who is facing charges of N6.9 billion fraud.

Fayose was 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 is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

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

The prosecution had opened the trial on Nov. 19, 2018, and had so far called 13 witnesses out of the 15 listed.

However, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Hon. Justice Adamu Abdu-Kafarati had transferred the case from Olatoregun to a new judge, Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, following a petition by the EFCC seeking a transfer of the case.

A new date of June 28 has now been fixed for the re-arraignment of Fayose before Aneke.

CJ’s letter of transfer had read as follows:

“I refer to the petition of EFCC on this case and your Lordship’s comments thereto.

“It is apparent that the prosecution has lost confidence in the judge trying this case and justice must not only be done but must be seen to have been done, I hereby transfer this case to Hon. Justice C. J. Aneke for hearing.”

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