Absence of Justice Babs Kuewumi, on Tuesday stalled continuation of trial of Gbenga Makanjuola, an aide to Senate President, Bukola Saraki, charged with N3.5 billion fraud.
Continuation of trial could not hold on Tuesday before a Federal High Court in Lagos as earlier scheduled because Kuewumi was away on an official duty.
The court consequently adjourned the hearing until Jan. 10, 2019.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) preferred an 11-count fraud charge against Makanjuola, a Deputy Chief of Staff to Saraki, Melrose General Services Ltd, Obiorah Amobi, (operations Manager at Melrose).
Also charged are Kolawole Shittu, (a cashier) and Robert Chidozie, who is said to be “at large’’. Read more