Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High court sitting in Abuja has adjourned the money laundering trial of former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode due to the absence of his legal council. The defense council, Mr Raji, is said to have gone abroad for medical treatment.
The former Minister is being arraigned on a five-count charge for allegedly obtaining N26 million from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retired) for media camping during the last general election.
During the resumption of the hearing, a defense representative informed the court that cross examination could not take place because Mr. Raji was not in court and that the prosecution team had been dully briefed on the development. And based on that, an application for adjournment to a convenient date was put forward.
The prosecuting counsel, Johnson Ojogbane, did not object to the application but asked that the defense be compelled to cross examine witnesses on the next adjourned date.
After listening to both sides, Justice John Tsoho adjourned the case until July 7 for the cross examination of witness and continuation of trial.