The case has been adjourned to 12.00 noon.
Ebun Sofunde, who represented the Bi-Courtney boss when the suit began last week, said that his withdrawal was “a personal thing.”
“I have a letter from Mr. Wale Akoni (another lawyer) which shows that they don’t intend to oppose the application to withdraw,” said Mr. Sofunde, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
Another Senior Advocate, Bolaji Ayorinde, announced to the court that he would replace Mr. Sofunde as counsel to Mr. Babalakin.
Meanwhile, there is no sign of Mr. Babalakin yet in court. The-Courtney boss was on admittance at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital for an undisclosed illness.
Earlier, a counsel representing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, asked the judge to adjourn the matter till 12 noon.
“There is a sister matter filed by the defendant (Mr. Babalakin) at the Federal High Court where he is seeking to restrain the EFCC from arresting him,” the counsel said.
The judge, Adeniyi Onigbanjo, granted the request.
It was gathered that the sister matter at the Federal High Court had been adjourned till Thursday, December 13.
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