The case against several suspects allegedly complicit in the N24 billion fraud in the Police Pension Office will now be held next month.

Atiku Abubakar Kigo, Ahmed Inuwa Wada, Veronica Ulonma Onyegbula, Sani Habila Zira, Uzoma Cyril Attang and Christian Madubuke are accused of defrauding the office.

The trial could not proceed on Tuesday owing to various excuses by counsel representing some of the accused persons.

Justice Husseini Baba Yusuf had at the last adjourned date, April 22, fixed Tuesday for hearing of the motion by the prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, seeking to slit the charge against Esai Dangabar and other accused persons.

He told the court that the case had been dragging due to the large number of lawyers representing the accused persons in the matter.

Adegboyega Awomolo, counsel to Dangabar had, along with the other counsels, requested that the prosecution brings a formal motion.

At the resumed hearing, Adegboyega sent in words that the case be stood down until mid-morning as he was appearing before the Court of Appeal.

The court also received correspondence from the second accused, Kigo, who was absent due to ill health, while counsel to the third accused, Wada sent in words that he was involved in the election petition hearing.

Consequently, Justice Yusuf has adjourned proceedings to July 24 for hearing of the application.

– CAJ News