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Court fixes November 15 for money laundering trial of ex-Lagos speaker, Ikuforiji

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The Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Tuesday fixed November 15 to adopt addresses in the money laundering trial of former Lagos speaker Adeyemi Ikuforiji.

The date was fixed by Justice Mohammed Liman fixed the date after defence counsel Dele Adesina tendered a certified true copy (CTC) of 2014 proceedings before a former trial judge, Justice Ibrahim Buba.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) charged Ikuforiji alongside his former personal assistant Oyebode Atoyebi over a 54-count charge bordering on N338.8 million in laundering.

However, they pleaded not guilty and were allowed to continue on bail granted in 2012 when they were first arraigned.

Mr Adesina, on Tuesday, tendered the CTC of past proceedings through a subpoenaed witness, Adewale Olatunji, a former chief accountant of the Lagos parliament.

Prosecution counsel Ekene Iheanacho did not oppose tendering of the document.

The court consequently admitted the CTC in evidence.

The court also admitted, in evidence, Mr Olatunji’s statement to the EFCC during investigations. After admitting the exhibits, the court fixed November 15 to adopt written addresses.

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