Why We Are Prosecuting Ladoja — EFCC Speaks

DCCC speaks why we prosecute Ladoja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said it
is prosecuting a former Governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja, based
on a petition it received against him sometime in July 2007 from the
Office of the Secretary to the Oyo State Government.

A policeman attached to the EFCC, Abdullahi Lawal, made the
disclosure yesterday when he appeared as a prosecution witness
before Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court in Lagos,
where Ladoja is being tried for an alleged fraud of N4.7 billion.

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However, the defence counsel resisted the move by the EFCC to
tender the said petition as an exhibit in evidence against Ladoja and
his co-defendant, Waheed Akanbi.

Justice Idris consequently adjourned till the next sitting to rule on
the admissibility of the petition.
The EFCC had first arraigned Ladoja and Akanbi in 2008 before
Justice A.R. Mohammed.

But the defendants had objected to the charges against them and
challenged the case over the course of seven years to the Supreme

The case was, however, reopened last year December before Justice
Idris after the apex court dismissed the appeal by the defendants.

The trial which was scheduled to kick off properly before Justice
Idris was, however, botched on account of argument and counter-
arguments on the admissibility of the first document sought to be
tendered by the prosecution.

Counsel to the defendant, Bolaji Onilenla, argued that the petition
was not part of the proof of evidence served on the defence by the
prosecution and admitting it would amount to the prosecution
ambushing the defence.

Source: Dailypost

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