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The real reason Fayose corruption trial did not hold

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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has once again adjourned to the 10th of June, the trial of former Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose, who is facing N6.9Billion Fraud charges by the EFCC.

The case which was earlier adjourned till today from May 10 could not come up for mention as the trial judge, Mrs Mojisola Olatoregun, was said to be away on official duty.

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The EFCC had on October 22, 2018 arraigned Fayose alongside a company, Spotless Investment Limited, on an 11 count charges. The former governor had pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to him and was subsequently granted bail in the sum of N50million and a surety in like sum.

The EFCC had, at the last adjourned date, pleaded with the court to grant it another adjournment after it informed the court that its 13th witness, Adewale Adegbola, seemed to be too hostile. A request the judge granted the prosecution to enable it decide its next line of action.

But, the absence of the trial judge today stalled EFCC from proceeding with the case as scheduled.