EFCC Press Release: N5.6Bn Pension Scam – Adeleke, 11 Others Now To Be …
An Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan, today postponed the re-arraignment of a former Oyo State Head of Service, Mrs. Kudirat Iyabo Adeleke and 11 others implicated in a N5.6Billion pension scam.
Justice Adegboye Gbolagunte postponed the re-arraignment till May 2, 2014 following the sudden collapse of one of the defendants, Mr. Oguntayo Banjo, who allegedly had an asthmatic attack when the court was about taking their pleas. They were to be re-arraigned on charges bordering on conspiracy, stealing and criminal breach of trust.
The twelve defendants were originally arraigned on November 7, 2013 before Justice Bolaji Yusuf, who was later elevated to the Court of Appeal. Her elevation meant that the trial of the accused persons had to commence de novo.
Earlier, counsel to the 5th defendant, I. M Obiachuru,