Abeokuta High Court has been told that Otunba Gbenga Daniel received between N10 million and N25 million monthly as security vote, as Ogun State Governor between the year 2003 and 2007.
A former accountant at the state governor’s office, Ajisafe Rasaq, said he always paid the security vote into Daniel’s bank’s account.
Rasaq made this known, while being led in evidence by the economic and financial crimes commission (EFCC) lawyer, Adebisi Adeniyi, at resumed hearing of the alleged official corruption trial of the former governor.
The EFCC witness told the court that the money was paid, directly, into Daniel’s account along with his salary and other allowances through cheques prepared by the office of the state accountant general.
Under the cross examination by Daniel’s lawyer, Professor Taiwo Osipitan, the former accountant said the payment of the security vote into the former governor’s account was done by another account staff within the governor’s office.
Justice Lanrewaju Mabekoje, who presided over the trial, adjourned further hearing till Tuesday October 11, following an oral application by the EFCC lawyer, Adebisi Adeniyi.