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Alleged N3.3bn fraud: Okereke-Onyiuke’s absence stalls trial

LAGOS — The absence of former Director-General of Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, Ndi Okereke-Onyiuke, yesterday, stalled further hearing in the alleged N3.3 billion theft charge preferred against her before a Lagos High Court.

Okereke-Onyuike is standing before Justice Christopher Balogun, on charges of alleged stealing  of N3.3 billion belonging to NSE.

Other acussed persons in the charge are Lance Elakama and Uzoma Onyekuru, both officials of the exchange and some companies allegedly owned by the accused persons.

At the resumed hearing, yesterday, prosecuting counsel, informed the court of a letter written by the defence counsel over his inability to attend the proceeding.

“Just on Monday at about 3.30 p.m., we received a letter from the defence counsel, Mr Robert Clark, that he had an emergency and the case be adjourned to November 30,” it added.

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