Court adjourns trial of fuel subsidy fraud suspects



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By Idris Kasumu

The trial of the first batch of the oil subsidy fraud suspects slated for today, Wednesday July 25, 2012 in Lagos have been adjourned by a Lagos High Court.

The case was adjourned till Thursday July 26, 2012 following the absence of one out of the four accused persons.

While adjourning the case, the judge said all the accused persons must make themselves available in court for the arraignment tomorrow.

Counsel to the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, requested that the court fix the proceeding for Thursday so that the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation will be able to attend personally.

It will be recalled that the EFCC had yesterday release the list of the first batch of suspected oil subsidy fraudsters and had slated them for court trials following their alleged involvement in the oil scam.

Meanwhile the second batch of the suspects expected to face trial today will sit later this afternoon.

Report  culled from Nigeria Politics Online

 

 


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