EFCC fails to close its corruption case, against former Governor Daniel

EFCC Custody

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has failed to close its case in the ongoing official corruption trial of former Governor Gbenga Daniel, at an Abeokuta high court, in the Ogun State capital.

The anti-graft agency had told the court that it intend to close its case last Friday, to allow the former governor open its defence against the 32 charges filed against him.

The high court was forced last Friday to adjourn the trial till Friday, this week.

Justice Lareawaju Mabekoje adjourned the case, following the failure of EFCC to present its last witness in the case at the last Friday session of the trial.

The judge shifted the trial to enable EFCC produce the Managing Director of Aron Nigeria limited, Adeola Adenuga, to verify some of the documents related to some of the sub-contracts awarded by the Daniel administration between 2003 and 2011 to companies allegedly linked to the former governor.

EFCC Lawyer, Rotimi Jacob, pleaded with the court to allow him produce Adenuga Friday this week, said the witness had not been served with court processes, as at last the adjournment on November 2.

The anti-graft agency had filed 32 count charges against Daniel, accusing him of using his office as former governor to influence Aron Nigeria Limited, to award sub-contract to some of the companies traced to him, during the construction of the Ijebu-Ode stadium between 2003 and 2005.

The EFCC had during the last hearing, promised to  close its more than six years official corruption case against the former governor, with the appearance of the 32nd witness in the case.

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