N1.35bn fraud: Sule Lamido’s Trial Adjourned Following Counsel’s Absence from Court

by on May 10, 2016

The trial of a former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, was further adjourned on Monday following the absence of his counsel, Joe Agbi, from court.

Mr. Lamido and four others, including two of his sons, Aminu and Mustapha Lamido, are facing trial on allegations of fraud and abuse of office.

They were allegedly laundering about N1.35 billion.

In a letter he wrote to the court, Mr. Agbi requested an adjournment because of an urgent commitment he had at the Supreme Court.

The trial judge, Adeniyi Ademola, however expressed dissatisfaction over Mr. Agbi’s absence, stating that another lawyer should have represented Mr. Lamido in court.

“We cannot allow this, there is no one here. Not even one person,” Mr. Ademola stated.

He subsequently adjourned the case to May 31.

The previous sitting on the matter in April was stalled when one of the defendants, Aminu Lamido, suddenly took ill.

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