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Court to resume Shehu Sani’s trial July 6

Sola Ojo, Kaduna

A Federal High sitting in Abuja has fixed July 6, 7, 8 and 9 for the resumption of Eight Assembly Senator Sani’s $25,000 fraud allegation .

The activist turned politician is standing on a two-count criminal charge of name-dropping and obtaining the sum $25,000 from Executive Director of Kaduna-based ASD Motors, Alhaji Sani Dauda.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has accused Sani of attempting to use the said amount to bribe the acting Chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Magu, to prevent Mr Dauda from EFCC’s investigation.

After the resumed on Monday, the EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, said the defence counsel, AA Ibrahim, SAN, informed the that the defendant was not in because his neighbour just died of COVID-19, following which the Kaduna State Government placed a movement restriction in the area.

‘My Lord, the defendant is unavoidably absent in today because one of his neighbours died of COVID-19, and the government of Kaduna State placed a restriction of movement in the area, hence making him absent.

‘In the circumstance, we are pleading with the court to give us a date,’ the defence counsel was quoted to have said.

But, the prosecuting counsel, Abba Mohammed, objected to the motion for adjournment, intimating the court that he had two witnesses in court and one of them came from the same Kaduna.

In his response, the trial Judge, Justice IE Ekwo, warned that he would revoke the bail granted Senator Sani if he fails to appear in court on the next adjourned date and thereafter, adjourned the trial to July, 6, 7, 8 and 9 for the continuation.

Related: Court threatens to revoke Shehu Sani’s bail

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