A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has adjourned the trial of former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, until October 20, 2020.
Governor Fayose was present in court on Monday July 6 but the case was adjourned. This was because the counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Rotimi Jacobs, told the presiding judge, Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, that the prosecution witness who was supposed to testify was not available.
According to Mr Jacobs, the witness had informed him that “one of his family members was being quarantined in the Isolation centre.”
He subsequently asked the court for an adjournment. Mr Fayose’s counsel, Olalekan Ojo, did not oppose the request. Therefore, the judge adjourned the case to October 20 for the continuation of the trial.
EFCC prosecuted Fayose due to his alleged misappropriation of N2. 2 billion of the state funds when he served as governor of the state.