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EFCC re-arraigns Ladoja over N4.7bn fraud

By Ayomide Odekanyin, Lagos on 06/11/2018

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•Ex-Govenor Ladoja
•Ex-Govenor Ladoja

A former Governor of Oyo State, Rasheed Ladoja was on Monday re-arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on an amended 11 counts charge.bordering on an alleged fraud of N4.7bn.

Ladoja was arraigned alongside Wahab Akanbi

Recall that the duo was first arraigned in 2008 before Justice Ramat Mohammed of the Federal High Court but they challenged the validity of the charges all the way to the Supreme Court over a period of seven years before the apex court in 2015 dismissed their appeal and sent them back to the high court to face their trial.

They were subsequently re-arraigned on December 14, 2016, before Justice Mohammed Idris at the Federal High Court in Lagos.

And on September 12, after the prosecution closed its case against the duo, the defence counsel hinted that they would be filing applications for no-case submission on behalf of their clients which they did.

However, before Justice Idris could hear the application, EFCC’S counsel, Olufemi Olabisi filed fresh amended 11 -count charge against the defendants
Ladoja’s counsel Bolaji Onilenla challenged the competency of the charge against his client.

Ladoja’s counsel prayed the court to dismiss the fresh charge filed against his client describing it as oppressive and abuse of court’s processes.

But the prosecutor, Olabisi in his opposition to the former governor’s application urged the court to discountenance Ladoja’s counsel submission saying, that the act to file a fresh charge against any defendant at any stage of trial by the prosecution is in tandem with the constitution and Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA).

They both pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Justice Idris has fixed November 12 to rule on the applications.

Excerpted from Tribune report 

Source News Express

Posted 06/11/2018 05:18:32 AM





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