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Ex-Lagos Trade Fair workers trial postponed

18 February 2014, 20:32

Lagos - The trial of five former Lagos International Trade Fair Complex staff who allegedly stole N274 million from the company has been postponed to next month.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is seeking the prosecution of the suspects- Bassey Eyamba, Francis Dajilak, Lazarus Okocha, Barnabas Kolo and Eunice Okafor-on charges of conspiracy and stealing.

The EFCC counsel, Anslem Ozioko, alleged that the defendants committed the offences between January 2009 and December 2011 in Lagos.

Ozioko alleged they had fraudulently obtained various sums of money belonging to their employer by renting and selling some plots of land owned by the complex.

He said their alleged offence contravened Sections 390 (6) and 516 of the Criminal Code Laws of Lagos State 2003.

They five however pleaded not guilty to the 20 count charges upon their formally arraignment in November last year.

Justice Kudirat Jose of the Lagos High Court, sitting in Ikeja, has fixed March 18 as the date for the commencement of the trial.

– CAJ News

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