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N4bn NITEL property: Adekanola has case to answer– EFCC

By Abdulwahab Abdulah

lagos—A foremost accountant, Otunba Olusola Adekanola, has filed a no-case submission before an Ikeja High Court against the two count-charge of fraud pressed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Adekanola, who had once acted as a tax consultant for Lagos State government was accused of “fraudulently disposing of trust property” and “disobedience to lawful order” by selling NECOM House, Lagos without authority.

The accountant, through his counsel, Yusuf Ali, SAN was praying the court to discharge and acquit him on the ground that the prosecution has not established a prima facie case against him.

Adekanola was accused arraigned of accused of “Fraudulently disposing of trust property contrary to Section 434 of criminal Code Laws of Lagos State before Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo in May 2013, to which he pleaded not guilty.

On the second charge he was said to have disobeyed lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary to Section 203 of the Criminal Code. After conclusion of the prosecution’s case, Adekanola opted for a no case submission, rather than entering the box for his defence.

It was argued that there was specific Presidential Order communicated to the defendant , which he confirmed in the minutes of meeting dated July 25, 2007.

 


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