The absence of Justice Mojisola Olatoregun on Wednesday stalled continuation of trial at a Federal High Court, Lagos, of a former acting Director-General of NIMASA, Calistus Obi, charged with N136m fraud.
At the resumed trial of the case, all the accused were present in court, but the case which was slated for continuation of trial at noon, was eventually called off following the judge’s absence.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had slammed eight counts on Obi, who was a former Executive Director, and later, acting D-G of the agency.
He was charged alongside Alu Dismas, who was aide to a former D-G of NIMASA, Patrick Akpobolokemi.
They pleaded not guilty to the charges and were admitted to bail in the sum of N5m each, with sureties each in like sum.