ABEOKUTA— ONE of the lawyers of the former governor of Ogun State on his corruption case with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Tayo Oyetibo, has said EFCC ought to apologise for conducting a negative media campaign against Daniel and for filing charges that could not be substantiated and which were later withdrawn.
Oyetibo, who spoke after the re-arraignment of the former governor at an Abeokuta High Court by EFCC, also accused the agency of amplifying wild and provocative allegations championed by Daniel’s political opponents.
He said: “They first said, through their spokesperson that N58 billion of Ogun State money was missing, but when they came to court they filed a charge of N5 billion and $8 million.
”After that was quashed they have come back to court alleging that N211 million was missing. They should apologise and tell the world that their earlier allegations against our client was unfounded and ill-motivated.”
He said EFCC had a duty to tell the court and Nigerians that the former governor did not steal N58 bn or N5 billlion or $8 million since it is no longer in the new charges.
Justice Olanrewaju Mabekoje has fixed Monday, May 7 for continuation of trial.