The alleged N6.9billion fraud trial against the former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, will resume on October 21 before a Federal High Court in Lagos State.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is probing Fayose over N6.9billion fraud and money laundering charges.
The former Ekiti Governor was first arraigned on October 22. 2018, before Justice Mojisola Olatotegun, alongside a company, Spotless Investment Ltd, on 11 counts bordering on fraud and money laundering offences.
The PDP chieftain pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted bail on October 24, 2018, in the sum of N50 million with sureties in like sum.
Fayose was subsequently re-arraigned before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, on July 2, he further pleaded not guilty to the charges and was allowed to continue with the earlier bail granted.
Justice Aneke during Fayose’s re-arraignment granted his leave for him to travel abroad for medicals.
The court had, however, ordered that his International passport be returned to the court, on or before September 16 (Monday).
Aneke had then adjourned the case until September 16-19 and also to October 21-25 for the continuation of trial.
The case will take place on October 21, as judges are away for the annual judges’ conference, which takes place after the annual long vacation of the court.