Sunday, May 9

Court Strikes Out Charges Against Senator Adeseun,Akinjide

The Federal High Court, Lagos, Wednesday morning struck out charges against Senator Ayoade Adeseun, Oloye Jumoke Akinjide, and Chief (Mrs.) Olanrewaju Otiti.

The trio, who have been dictated, have been facing trial over a N650 million alleged fraud by the EFCC.

Also joined in the suit is a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is said to be at large.

The defendants were first arraigned on Jan. 16, 2018, before Muslim Hassan on a 24-count charge to which they pleaded not guilty.

Following an application filed by the defendants, the case was transferred to Chukwujekwu Aneke.

The EFCC accused the defendants of conspiring to take possession of N650 million crime proceeds.

The commission added that the defendants took possession of the sum without going through a financial institution.

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