The trial of the founder of Daar Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi, has again been adjourned, following the absence of the prosecution counsel.
The judge, John Tsoho, had in April adjourned sitting to June 15, for the same reason.
At Wednesday’s hearing, one of Mr. Dokpesi’s lawyers, Ifedayo Adedipe, told the court that the lead counsel, Wale Olanikpekun, had told him that the prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, would be absent in court — hence Mr. Olanikpekun’s decision not to attend the trial.
Mr. Adedipe asked the court to consider the forthcoming vacation of judicial workers in deciding the date for the next sitting.
He also prayed the court for a long adjournment to enable the prosecution put its house in order.
The judge adjourned the case till October 19.
Mr. Dokpesi is facing a six-count charge of alleged money laundering. He was charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
He was granted a N400 million bail.
Mr. Dokpesi’s case was transferred from the former judge, Gabriel Kolawole, to Mr. Tsoho’s court in error.
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