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Judge’s ill health stalls Ogun speaker’s trial for alleged corruption –

The absence of Abeokuta Federal High Court Judge Joyce Abdulmalik on Monday led to the trial of Ogun State Assembly Speaker Taiwo Oluomo for alleged corruption.

Oromo arrested Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was held last September at Murtala Muhammad International Airport in Lagos.

He was later arraigned with three others in Lagos Federal High Court on nine counts of embezzlement, embezzlement and theft.

The other defendants are Oladayo Samuel, Adeyemo Adedeji Taiwo and Adeyanju Nimota-Amok.

The commission said there was a conspiracy among the defendants to launder more than N2 billion belonging to the state.

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Following the court’s approval, the case was transferred to the Ogun State Court Chamber for further hearing.

The hearing was originally scheduled for November 21 last year but was put on hold due to pre-election matters.

The speaker and the other defendants arrived at the courtroom around 9:00 am and were immediately brought into the courtroom.

At about 11 a.m., the court staff informed the lawyer and other parties that the trial was adjourned because the presiding judge was unwell.

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