Witness absence stalls Fayose’s trial, EFCC begs for adjournment 

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The N2.2bn fraud trial of a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, and a firm, Spotless Investment Limited, was stalled on Monday over the inability of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to bring its witness to court.

The prosecuting counsel, Mr Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), told Justice C.J. Aneke of the Federal High Court in Lagos that a relative of the witness scheduled to come had been admitted into a COVID-19 isolation centre.

Rotimi Jacob, while moving his application for adjournment noted that though a witness is presently in court but cannot move near him.

Jacobs urged the judge to consequently adjourn the case.

The defence counsel, Mr Olalekan Ojo (SAN), said he had no objection to the request for an adjournment.

Justice Aneke adjourned the matter till October 5 and 6 as well as October 19 and 20, 2020 for continuation of trial.

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