A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday fixed the seventh of February for continuation of trial of the immediate past Governor of Ekiti, Mr Ayodele Fayose, over alleged six-point-nine billion fraud.
The case which was earlier fixed for today for continuation of cross-examination of the fifth prosecution witness, has been shifted to Thursday.
On the next adjourned date, both the prosecutor, Mr Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), and the defence counsel, Mr Olalekan Ojo (SAN), will address the court on the admissibility of an extrajudicial statement made by a party who is not standing trial.
Fayose was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Oct. 22, 2018 on 11 counts. Fayose was alleged to have received a cash payment of the sum of five million dollars, from a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musliu Obanikoro, without going through any financial institution and which sum exceeded the amount allowed by law. He had pleaded not guilty to the charges and the court had granted him bail in the sum of N50 million with one surety in like sum.