Alleged Money Laundering: Court Adjourns Ikuforiji’s Case to September 30

Adeyemi Ikuforiji

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The Supreme Federal Court of Lagos has postponed the trial of a former president of the Lagos State Assembly, Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji until September 30.

Ikuforiji and his former personal assistant, Oyebode Atoyebi, are on trial on charges of laundering N338.8m.
The duo is being sued by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a 54-count charge.

However, they pleaded not guilty to Judge Mohammed Liman and were allowed to continue with the bail terms previously granted by the judge at the previous trial.

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Liman ordered the court clerk to tell the parties in the case that "in view of the principal judge's directive that new trials should not be opened, especially because of the imminent transfer of judges, the case is postponed until after the holidays".
The registrar then announced September 30 as the next postponed date.

EFCC's lawyer, Mr. Ekene Iheanacho, immediately filed a complaint saying that annual leave should begin in July and that the court could give a date before that, but the registrar insisted that this was the judge's directive.

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