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Judge’s absence stalls Fayose’s case

By GBENGA ARIYIBI

ADO-EKITI- The suit instituted by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, against the former governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayo Fayose was stalled Wednesday due to the absence of the trial judge, Justice Emmanuel Obile

Obile who is the presiding judge of the Federal High Court, Ado- Ekiti had on Wednesday, October 19, the last time the case came up, lamented how he had been ejected from his official quarters by the Ekiti State Government and, said he was not sure where he would reside in the state.

The judge told the bewildered counsels in court on the day that he received a letter from the office of the Secretary to the Ekiti State Government that he should vacate his quarters and did not give reasons.

Justice Obile decried the experience, saying “it is unfortunate and embarrassing.”

Justice Obile had adjourned till November 30 for mention the case against Mr. Fayose while he was the governor of the state by EFCC.

The case could not be heard last month over the issue of jurisdiction, even as the counsel for EFCC, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs expressed readiness to go on with the trial.

However, counsels to both parties waited patiently at the court room ,apparently thinking that Justice Obile would make it to the court, but this was not to be

Counsels with the assistance of court officials decided to take February 23, 2012 as a new date for the hearing of the suit.


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