Gbenga Daniel’s trial for corruption resumes April 3

Gbenga Daniel

Daniel was accused of misappropriation of funds

After a prolonged recess, the case against a former Ogun State Governor, Gbenga Daniel, on alleged misappropriation of funds will continue on April 3 and 4, 2014 at an Abeokuta High Court.

Mr. Daniel’s counsel had challenged the trial at an Appeal Court in Ibadan causing the High Court to temporarily stay the case until final ruling by the upper court.

The Appeal Court, however, ruled that the accused had a case to answer in the suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The former governor is facing a 38 -count charge bordering on fraudulent conversion of land and diversion of public funds.

At a resumed sitting on the case on Thursday, Mr. Daniel’s counsel, Tayo Oyetibo, informed the court that there was no more hurdle in the way of the trial. He said that the Court of Appeal had ruled that his client should also stand trial for the counts 1-13 in the subsisting suit.

The EFCC counsel, Toyosi Kuteyi, who confirmed the development thereafter asked for a trial date.

The judge, Olanrewaju Mabekoje consequently adjourned to April 3 and 4, 2014 for continuation of trial

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