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N673M Fraud: Ex-Lagos Speaker Ikuforiji’s Trial To Hold September 30

Funsho Akinwale

The trial of former Lagos Speaker, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, and his aide, Oyebode Atoyebi, has been adjourned till September 30, 2020.

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Wednesday fixed the new date for the N673 million laundering trial instituted against the former speaker, Ikuforiji.

Although the court did not sit, Justice Mohammed Liman communicated the date to defendants and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) through the court registrar.

Justice Liman said the new date was chosen in compliance with the directive from Justice John Tosho of the Federal High Court.

The former speaker and his aide are facing trial bordering on money laundering from the Lagos State Government.

Recall in 2015, the Federal High Court in Lagos struck out EFCC’s charges against them and thereafter freed the two culprits, saying they had no case to answer.

But the Supreme Court reversed the ruling. Ikuforiji and Atoyebi were re-arraigned on December 11 before Justice Liman.

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