The case was adjourned to 2014.
The trial of two oil marketers, Oluwaseun Ogunbambo and Habila Theck, was on Monday stalled, due to a pending application seeking its transfer to another judge.
The marketers were charged alongside their firm, Fargo Energy Ltd. to court for an alleged N979.6 million fuel subsidy fraud.
They are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Justice Adeniyi Onigbanjo of an Ikeja High Court.
At the resumption of proceedings, Mr. Onigbanjo said that the case file was still with the Lagos State Chief Judge, Justice Ayotunde Philips.
Onigbanjo said the chief judge had recalled the file, following a petition written against him by Mr. Ogunbambo in June.
He, therefore, adjourned the matter to Feb. 5, 2014, for mention.
Mr. Ogunbambo had alleged in his petition that Onigbanjo was biased against him and would, therefore, not likely get fair trial before the judge.
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