Lagos - Alleged fraud kingpin, Fred Ajudua, will spend more time behind bars after the Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja adjourned his bail application to next month.
The matter could not proceed as scheduled on Thursday and was among a number of cases adjourned because of a power outage.
The trial judge, Justice Kudirat Jose, adjourned Ajudua’s hearing to March 12. The judge also fixed the trial for April 27.
Ajudua and his alleged accomplice, Charles Orie, are facing trial for duping two Dutchmen, Remy Cina and Pierre Vijgen, of US$1.69m between July 1999 and September 2000.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) first arraigned the duo before Justice Olubunmi Oyewole in 2003.
They were however re-arraigned before Justice Jose on a four-count charge of conspiracy, obtaining of money by false pretence and inducing payment by false pretence.
The transfer of the case to Justice Jose was necessitated by the withdrawal of the former trial judge, Justice Joseph Oyewole, from the case, due to the redeployment of High Court Judges.
– CAJ News