Fayose’s Trial: Witness Reveals Ex-Governor Didn’t Make Financial Transactions

Fayose's Trial: Witness Reveals Ex-Governor Didn't Make Financial Transactions | Daily Report Nigeria

Aprosecution witness, Mr. Abubakar Madaki, testified in a Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday, July 1, that former Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose was not personally involved in any financial transactions related to the N6.9 billion fraud and money laundering charges against him.

Madaki made this revelation during cross-examination in Fayose’s ongoing trial, which began in 2018. Fayose has pleaded not guilty to the charges and is currently on bail.

The case was adjourned for further trial.

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The commission has since opened its case before Justice Aneke, and is still leading witnesses in evidence.


At the resumed trial on Monday, the prosecutor, Mr Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), called on the 13th prosecution witness (Madaki), an Investigating Officer with the EFCC, to enter the witness box in continuation of his cross-examination.


Under cross-examination, the second defence counsel, Mr Olalekan Ojo (SAN), called for exhibit D12, and asked the witness to look through and confirm to the court if there was any transaction relevant to the charge which was personally made by the first defendant.


In response, the witness replied: ‘There is none.”

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The defence counsel also asked the witness if he recalled telling the court that he did not witness any of the transactions in the case.


The witness replied, “I only said it was in the course of investigation.”


On whether he acted based on facts in his investigation, the witness replied, “Yes, very well my lord.”


Note: I rewrote the text to make it more concise and focused on the main point of the witness’s testimony, while also providing some context for the ongoing trial.

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