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Akingbola Shrugs Off N179B Trial, Attends Birthday Party   

Akingbola’s 10-year fraud case scheduled for hearing on October 24.

Funsho Akinwale

The embattled former MD CEO of International Bank Plc, Mr. Erastus Akingbola, and wife were among the top celebrities who stormed the 70th birthday of veteran gospel music star, Evangelist Adelakun Ayewa.

The former banker, who is still facing a 10-year-old trial bordering on N179 billion fraud during his days as the chairman and CEO of the defunct bank, was lively at the party.

He was seen exchanging pleasantries and taking pictures with other celebrities, including Bishop Oyedepo of Winners Chapel and Reverend Esther Ajayi.

Meanwhile, a check of the 10-year trial confirms that the hearing has just been announced to hold on Thursday, October 24, 2019.

The case had been pending for several months following Justice Mojisola Olatoregun’s absence until a new date was fixed days back by the court.

Recall, Akingbola in 2009 was charged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission after investigation revealed how he used N179,385,000,000 belonging to the bank for fictitious transactions during his tenure as the managing director of the bank.