Alleged N69bn Fraud: Court Fixes June 28 For Re-arraignment Of Fayose


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

Mr Fayose was arraigned on October 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 (EFCC).

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

The prosecution had opened trial on November 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 Justice 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 foxed the for re-arraignment of Mr Fayose before Mr Aneke.

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