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Dasukigate: EFCC To Present Witnesses Against Fayose’s Associate

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, will on Thursday commence presentation of witnesses in the case of alleged fraud against Abiodun Agbele, an aide of the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose.

Mr. Agbele is facing trial for alleged diversion of N4.6 billion from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

He was arraigned alongside a former minister of state for defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, in absentia and two others, Tunde Oshinowo and Olalekan Ogunseye, both of whom are at large.

A company, Sylvan Mcnamara Limited, was also accused in the 11-count charge.

At Wednesday’s session, a new prosecution counsel, Wahab Shitu, said his client had three witnesses from Zenith Bank Nigeria PLC.

He prayed the court to proceed with the trial as planned during the previous sitting.

But counsel to the defence, Mike Ozekhome, objected to the introduction of a new counsel by the prosecution.

Mr. Ozekhome said the trial could not continue with the change of counsel, stressing that a different counsel had appeared for the prosecution since the commencement of trial.

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Otunba Sayo Akintola is a 1992 graduate of Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Financial Management and MBA from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He started his 12-year sojourn in journalism at the Nigerian Tribune in 1993 as Business and Economy reporter. He rose through the ranks to become the Group Business Editor of the nation’s oldest surviving private national newspaper, the Nigerian Tribune. He set up World Street Journal magazine in 2018.

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