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Court adjourns Daniel's trial to 2014

07 November 2013, 21:01

Abeokuta - An Abeokuta High Court on Thursday adjourned till February 6, 2014, continuation of proceedings in a criminal case brought against former governor of Ogun, Chief  Gbenga Daniel.

The former governor was arraigned before the court  by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged fraudulent conversion of land and diversion of public funds.

The trial judge, Justice Olarenwaju Mabekoje, said that the adjournment was to enable the Court of Appeal to deliver judgment in an appeal on its ruling delivered on January 8.

The News Agency of  Nigeria (NAN) reports that Daniel filed  the appeal at the Court of Appeal, Ibadan, challenging the dismissal of his plea to quash counts 1-13 of the 38 charges levelled against him by the EFCC in the subsisting suit.

At the resumed hearing, counsel to Daniel, Titilola Akinlawon, informed the court that her client's appeal had been argued at the Appeal Court and that judgment had been reserved.

She pleaded for an adjournment to a date exceeding January 28, 2014, "when the judgment would have been given in respect of the appeal.’’

The  case  was consequently adjourned till February 6, 2014 for continuation of trial. 

-  NAN

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