EFCC vs Fayose : Court threatens to jail Obanikoro
By Steve Oko
Former Minister for Defense, Musiliu Obanikoro, who is testifying in the N2.2 billon fraud case against former Ekiti Governor, Ayo Fayose, risks jail term.
This is because he refused to show up at the court today, thus, incuring the wrath of the trial judge, Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, who threatened to jail him should he fail to appear in the next adjourned date.
Obanikoro was to continue his evidence under cross examination today but did not show up for alleged health reasons.
EFCC lawyer, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN) told the court that he (Obanikoro) was hospitalised and presented a piece of paper as medical report from an undisclosed clinic.
But Justice Olatoregun threatened to commit Obanikoro to prison “so that he can be coming to court in black maria and that if she wanted to take up the matter, the clinic and the doctor who signed report will lose their licences.
“He must present himself to the court at the next adjourned date or be compelled to do so,” the judge said.
Matter adjourned till March 18, 19 and 20 of March, 2019.
Obanikoro had during the previous sitting said he found it hard to testify against his friend, Fayose.
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