Court adjourns Lamido's case to July 7

Sule Lamido

File Photo: Sule Lamido in court

Sule Lamido during court proceedings
Sule Lamido during court proceedings
The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, adjourned the case of the former governor of Jigawa, Mr Sule Lamido to July 7 and 8 at the request of the prosecution counsel.

The prosecution counsel, Mr Chile Okoroma sought for an adjournment to enable his team prepare tables highlighting payments made into and from various accounts.

Okoroma also said that the adjournment would enable the prosecution, make available some other documents that needed to be tendered.

The prosecution witness, Mr Michael Wetkas had told the court on Wednesday that the Jigawa state government had made several payments into the Access Bank account of Dantata and Sawoe Construction Company.

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Wetkas who said this while being led in evidence said that the monies were purportedly paid to the company for contracts that investigation revealed were never executed.

The trial judge adjourned the case till July 7 and 8 since the request was not objected to by the defence team.

Lamido and his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha are standing trial on a 27-count charge bordering on money laundering.