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Non-Assigning by Judge Causes Hearing of Alao-Akala’s Graft Case to Suffer Setback

Non-assigning of the case by the state Chief Judge, Justice Bolatito Badejoko, has caused the hearing of the graft preferred  case against the former Oyo State Governor, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala and two others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to suffer setback yesterday.

The former trial judge, Justice Akintunde Boade, had fixed further hearing till Wednesday following his retirement from the bench earlier in the month.

However, the expectations of the accused persons and their followers for the commencement of trial by another judge was dashed as there was no judge to hear the case.

The EFCC had slammed an 11-count charge of conspiracy, contracts scam and other criminal acts to the tune of N25 billion on Alao-Akala, his Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs now a Senator, Hosea Agboola and an Ibadan-based contractor, Mr. Olufemi Babalola of Pentagon Engineering Services.

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