Money laundering trial of Fayose resumes on July 14

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Lagos, July 13, 2023 -The money laundering trial of a former governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose,, before a Federal High Court in Lagos is to continue on July 14.

The trial, which was earlier fixed for continuation on July 13 and July 14, could not proceed following the absence of the Prosecutor, Mr Rotimi Jacobs.

In the absence of the prosecutor, the trial would consequently, continue on Friday.

Fayose is standing trial on allegations of money laundering and he is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

On June 6, the 12th prosecution witness, a former Minister of State for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, presented his evidence before the court.

Obanikoro, who began his evidence on Jan. 31, concluded same after cross- examination by the defence.

Among other testimonies, the witness had told the court that he had no documentary evidence to show that he gave money to Fayose.

Fayose was first arraigned on Oct. 22, 2018 before Justice Mojisola Olatotegun.

He was charged alongside his company, Spotless Investments Ltd. on 11-count charge, bordering on money laundering offences.

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