Court Adjourns Gbenga Daniel’s Trial Till March 1st

Court Adjourns Gbenga Daniel’s Trial Till March 1st

Court Adjourns Gbenga Daniel’s Trial Till March 1st

An Ogun State high court sitting in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, has adjourned the commencement of trial in the alleged corruption suit levelled against the former governor of Ogun State; Mr Gbenga Daniel till Friday the 1st of March.

The former governor who ruled for two terms, is now standing trial over a 30-count charge.

This became imperative as his defense counsel headed by Professor Taiwo Osipitan filed a stay of proceedings at the Court of Appeal in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on the ruling of the Ogun State high court on the first to thirteen count charge which the defendant wished to be quashed.

It will be recalled that the defendant sought the leave of the court to quash the count charge saying that it amounted to double trial as the panel of inquiry set up by the state government on illegal allocation of government lands had presided over the matter.

Reacting to this development, the lead counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Rotimi Jacobs, described it as a ploy to waste the time of the court.

Professor Osipitan defended his filing by saying this would allow the appellate court to address some grey areas in the case.

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