EFCC on Friday, September 14, 2018 closed its case against a Federal High Court Choose, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, earlier than Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos.
Ofili-Ajumogobia is standing trial alongside Godwin Obla, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, on a 31-count cost bordering on an alleged perversion of the course of justice, illegal enrichment and forgery.
She was alleged to have acquired a sum of $793,800 in a number of tranches from totally different sources between 2012 and 2015. On his half, Obla was stated to have provided a sum of N5m as gratification to Ofili-Ajumogobia in order to pervert the course of justice.
The offences are opposite to Sections 64(1), 82(a) and 69(1) (a) of the Felony Legal guidelines of Lagos State No. 11, 2011. The defendants pleaded not responsible to the 31-count cost, thereby resulting in their full trial.
Through the course of the proceedings, the prosecution introduced 12 witnesses and tendered a number of paperwork that had been admitted in proof by the court. On the resumed sitting yesterday, the prosecution, by means of its counsel, Nnaemeka Omewa, closed its case against the defendants.
In response, counsel to the primary defendant, Mobolaji Kuti, knowledgeable the court that his consumer meant to file a no-case submission and additional requested the court for a brief date to maneuver the applying. Additionally, counsel to the second defendant, I.A. Adedipe, SAN, additionally instructed the court of his consumer’s intention to file a no-case submission.
Consequently, Justice Oshodi adjourned the case to November 2, 2018 for the defendants to open their defence.