The Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, the Edo State capital this Tuesday resumed hearing in the case filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), bordering on alleged N700 million money laundering against the APC Governorship Candidate in the September 19 election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu and 4 others.
Upon resumption of hearing, counsel to EFCC, Ahmed Arogha appealed to the court for more time to response to the objection motion raised by counsel to the 5 defendants bordering on the jurisdiction of the court to hear the matter.
The presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Umar granted the request of the EFCC counsel by given him 7 days to respond. Justice Umar also gave the defendants counsels 7 days to also respond to the submission of the counsel to the EFCC.
The trail judge subsequently adjourned the matter to October 15, 2020 for continuation of hearing on the motion on notice filed by counsel of the defendants.
The APC Governorship Candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu who is the first defendant was present in court as well as the other defendants in the suit including former Edo State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Chairman, Dan Orbih; the incumbent State Chairman of the party, Tony Aziegbemi; former Deputy Governor of Edo State Lucky Imasuen, and Efe Erimuoghae Anthony.
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