Corruption: EFCC stalls trial of ex-governor Daniel

Otunba Gbenga Daniel, former Governor of Ogun State dragged to court by EFCC

An Abeokuta High Court has again adjourned the ongoing trial of former Governor Gbenga Daniel following the request of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to obtain some vital documents to strengthen its case.

EFCC lawyer, Rotimi Jacob, at the resumption of the trial, filed an oral application for an adjournment to enable him obtain the necessary documents which contained information on the various memo raised by the then Permanent Secretary in Governor’s Office, who is now the head of the state’s civil service, Elder Sola Adeyemi.

Adeyemi led in evidence by EFCC lawyer, told the court that he raised several memo as the former permanent secretary in the Governor’s Office between 2005 and 2008 for the reimbursement of expenses, to Daniel as approved.

Adeyemi who also served as Daniel’s principal private secretary to the governor during the period, said that the cash collected from the Governor’s Office accountant was immediately given to Daniel’s personal assistants, late Taiwo Adefolaju.

He explained that the other reimbursement to Daniel, relating to 5 million naira monthly donation to non-governmental organizations, were collected by his other personal assistants, Mrs. Nike Falade and Tutu Oyetubo as approved by the former governor.

Justice Lanrewaju Mabekoje adjourned the trial till January 27 and February 3rd 2017, to enable EFCC provide the needed documents.

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