A Federal Excessive Court docket in Lagos has adjourned the trial of former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose who was arraigned for fraud to October 20 this 12 months.
The previous governor was current in court docket on Monday July 6 however the case was adjourned after counsel to the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC), Rotimi Jacobs, advised the presiding choose, Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, that the prosecution witness who was presupposed to testify was not out there. Jacobs advised the court docket that the witness had knowledgeable him that “certainly one of his members of the family was being quarantined within the Isolation centre.”
He subsequently requested the court docket for an adjournment which was not opposed by the counsel to the previous governor, Olalekan Ojo.
The choose then adjourned the case to October 20 for the continuation of the trial.
Fayose is standing trial for the alleged misappropriation of N2. 2 billion of the state funds when he served as governor of the state.