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I don’t want trial, Akingbola begs S’Court



Following the order of the Lagos Court of Appeal that he should be retried at the Federal High Court, on fraud charges leveled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) former Managing Director of the defunct Intercontinental Bank Plc, Dr. Erastus Akingbola, has run to the Supreme Court, urging it to quash the charges.

In the fresh appeal, Akingbola, through his lawyer, Chief Felix Fagbohungbe (SAN) contended that the Appeal Court missed the point when it held that the High Court dismissed the charge and discharged Akingbola “without stating the grounds on which the decision was based.”

Fagbohungbe stated that the principle of fair hearing was not applicable to only one party in the proceedings but to all parties before the court.

He added that at all relevant times, the EFCC was given ample opportunity to proceed with its case but rather elected not to do so.

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