N8 Billion CBN currency scan: EFCC accuses defence counsel of scuttling trial
Written by Taiwo Adediran on July 7, 2015
The EFCC’s lead counsel in the alleged CBN currency scan, Mr Rotimi Jacobs, today said the defence counsel was scuttling further trial of the accused persons. Jacobs made the remark while addressing journalists after further hearing was grounded due to the inability of the defence counsel to serve process. He said it was a situation in which the defence counsel, whose clients were refused bail, had a dirty game plan to ensure that the applications slated for the day were not heard.
The judge directed us yesterday that everyone should file his process, but the defence counsel did not, this was contrary to our agreement and court’s order. He, however, stated that the truth would eventually prevail, no matter the delay. In his argument, Mr Olalekan Ojo, one of the defence counsel, debunked the accusation made by the prosecution, referring to it as ‘most unwarranted and unnecessary.
Ojo stressed that there is no diligent defence counsel that will fail to raise the kind of objection that we raised, except the defence that is indifferent to the success of his client. What we simply asked the judge to do is to disqualify himself in this case, because we don’t trust him– based on his pronouncement.