Lagos - The absence of the prosecution's lawyer has slowed down the trial of the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly Adeyemi Ikuforiji and his aide, Oyebode Atoyebi.
The duo are facing N500 million in money laundering charges, with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) accusing the speaker and his aide of accessing parliamentary funds without passing them through a bank.
According to Premium Times, the prosecuting lawyer Godwin Obla sent a letter to the court saying that he had a paper presentation to make at a forum.
Earlier court dates had been fixed in October, but the presiding trial judge was absent on the said three days to go for a judges' conference.
The trial days for the case is November 19 to 22.
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