EFCC says Ladoja has no case to answer in alleged N4.7bn fraud

Former governor of Oyo State, Chief Rashidi Ladoja, who is being tried for an alleged fraud of N4.7bn, has no case to answer, according to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday.

Ladoja is facing eight counts of corruption alongside a former Commissioner for Finance in Oyo State, Waheed Akanbi.

The EFCC closed its case against the defendants on Tuesday after his last witness, Abubakar Madaki, an investigator, was cross-examined by the defence counsel — Messrs Bolaji Onilenla and Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika.

Upon the closure of the prosecution’s case, the defence counsel hinted that they would be filing applications for no-case submission on behalf of their clients.

Justice Mohammed Idris adjourned further proceedings in the case till September 27.

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