N11.5bn Fraud Charges: Alao-Akala, 2 Others Drag EFCC To Supreme Court

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By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

A Chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress )APC) and former governor of Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala and two others  have dragged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to the Supreme Court on the alleged N11.5billion  fraud case filed against him by the commission.

Otunba Alao- Akala and the two others who are defendants in the N11.5 billion alleged fraud namely Senator Hosea  Ayoola Agboola, former Senate Deputy Chief Whip  and Engineer  Femi Babalola filed an interlocutory appeal before the Supreme Court to seek an adjournment of the case.

The filing of the interlocutory appeal before the Supreme Court stalled the commencement of their trial earlier fixed for yesterday (Monday)  before Justice Muniru Owolabi of an Oyo State High Court sitting at Iyaganku, Ibadan

At the mentioning  of the case,
Counsel for the former governor , Barrister  Hakeem Afolabi (SAN), informed the court that his clients had filed an interlocutory appeal on the matter before the Supreme Court, and prayed the court for an adjournment in order to await the decision of the Supreme court.

Barrister Afolabi (SAN) told the court that  the applications were dated April 7, 2018 and filed on April 9, 2018 anchored on 10 grounds.

Also, the Counsel for Senator Agboola, Chief Richard Ogunwole (SAN) while aligning himself with the two applications, stressed that the interlocutory appeal in the Supreme Court would terminate the proceedings at the high court.

The Judge, Jistice Owolabi then  adjourned the case till June 4, 2018 for ruling on the applications.

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