A Federal High Court in Lagos has stood down for one hour, the trial of the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, facing charges of N6.9 billion fraud.
A former Minister of State for Defence, Sen. Musliu Obanikoro, who is the fifth prosecution witness, was billed for cross-examination on Monday.
He had testified at the last adjourned date, on January 21, saying that Fayose received five million dollars and some amounts of Naira from the imprest account of a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, in June 2014.
Justice Mojisola Olatoregun handling the trial rose shortly after the court began sitting to attend an official function.
She said that she would be back in an hour to continue with the case.
Premier News reports that Fayose was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on October 22, 2018, alongside a company Spotless Investment Limited on 11 counts, bordering on fraud. He, however, pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of N50 million with one surety in like sum.
When the case was called on Monday, Mr Rotimi Jacobs, (SAN) announced appearance for EFCC, while Messrs Kanu Agabi (SAN) and Olalekan Ojo (SAN) appeared for the accused.