The case between Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose came to an on abruptly halt on Friday as presiding judge accused the 13th witness in the fraud trial of the former governor, saying that it appeared the witness was trying to be hostile.
The witness, Mr Adewale
Aladegbola, who introduced himself as a former driver of a bullion van in
Zenith bank, had testified that he didn’t have any operation on April 16, 2015.
“I didn’t have any
operation; more so, the bullion van which I was using was grounded on that
date,’’ he said.
EFCC counsel, Mr Rotimi
Jacobs (SAN) had asked the witness to tell the court what transpired on April
16, 2015, in relation to cash operation in the bank.
The News Agency of
Nigeria (NAN) reports that the EFCC arraigned Fayose on an 11-count charge on
Oct. 22, 2018, alongside a company Spotless Investment Ltd.
The former governor,
however, pleaded not guilty, and was granted bail in the sum of N50 million
with one surety in like sum.
EFCC opened its case on
Nov. 19, 2018.
Led in evidence on
Friday by Jacobs, Aladegbola testified that he worked in the Ado-Ekiti Branch
of the bank as at 2015 and that his duty was cash picking.
The witness said that in
absence of any cash to pick, he worked in the marketing section.