The trial of a former Attorney-General of the Federation Mohammed Adoke was stalled on Tuesday.
His trial before Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja could not continue as scheduled as the prosecutor failed to serve the defendants with the proof of evidence and statement of the witness.
Adoke was in court alongside his co-defendant Aliyu Abubakar, an Abuja-based businessman.
During the last sitting, the defendants pleaded not guilty to a 14-count amended charge filed against them bordering on money laundering offences involving over N400 million allegedly committed in September 2013.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is accusing Adoke of, among other things, receiving the US dollar equivalent of N300 million from Abubakar and paying the dollar equivalent of N367,318,800 to a man identified as Usman Bello.
Adoke is also accused of making “structured cash payments in 22 tranches” amounting to N80 million, and another of such structured payments in 13 tranches, estimated at N50 million, into his Unity Bank account.
Abubakar, however, is accused of making a payment of US dollar equivalent of N300 million into Adoke’s account, in violation of the money laundering law.
The case has now been adjourned till August 13, 2020.