By Eric Ikhilae, Abuja
The trial of former Justice Minister and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Mohammed Adoke, will resume tomorrow for alleged money laundering.
There was an objection yesterday by the defence to the competence of a prosecution witness in the case.
This stalled the trial of the former minister.
Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja had scheduled trial for August 11, after Adoke and an Abuja-based businessman, Aliyu Abubakar, were re-arraigned on July 4 on a 14-count amended charge filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
At the mention of the case, the lead prosecuting lawyer, Bala Sanga, called Clement Osagie, a subpoenaed witness from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Shortly after Osagie mounted the witness box, Abubakar’s lawyer, Olalekan Ojo (SAN), challenged the witness’ competence.
Ojo noted that Osagie was unknown to his client as a witness of the EFCC in the trial.
He referred the court to the charge…