The trial judge, Olanrewaju Mabekoje, said that the adjournment was to enable the Court of Appeal deliver judgment on an appeal of its January 8 ruling.
At the resumed hearing, counsel to Mr. Daniel, Titilola Akinlawon, informed the court that her client’s appeal had been argued at the Appeal Court and that judgment had been reserved.
Mr. Daniel filed the appeal at the Court of Appeal, Ibadan, challenging the dismissal of his plea to quash counts 1-13 of the 38 charges leveled against him by the EFCC in the subsisting suit.
The case was consequently adjourned till February 6, 2014 for continuation of trial.
Daniel is accused of fraud by EFCC
An Abeokuta High Court on Thursday adjourned, till February 6, 2014, continuation of proceedings in a criminal case brought against former governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel.
The former governor was arraigned before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for alleged fraudulent conversion of land and diversion of public funds.
She pleaded for an adjournment to a date beyond January 28, 2014, ”when the judgment would have been given in respect of the appeal.”
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