Ayo Fayose’s N6.9 billion fraud trial to resume in October

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The trial of Ayo Fayose, former Governor of Ekiti State will now resume on October 21 before a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Ayo Fayose is being prosecuted by EFCC over N6.9billion fraud and
money laundering charges. He was first 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 had pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted bail on
October 24, 2018, in the sum of N50 million with sureties in like sum.
The defendant was subsequently re-arraigned before Justice Chukwujekwu
Aneke, on July 2nd. He had also pleaded not guilty to the charges and
was allowed to continue on the earlier bail granted.

After his re-arraignment, Justice Aneke had granted leave for the
defendant to travel abroad for medicals. The court had, however, ordered
that his International passport be returned to the court, on or before
September 16. Aneke had then adjourned the case until September 16, 17,
18, and 19 and also to October 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 for the
continuation of trial.

The case will now come up on October 21, as Judges are away for the
annual judges’ conference, which takes place after the annual long
vacation of the court.


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