A Federal High Court in Benin, the Edo State capital has postponed the hearing of alleged money laundering against Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who was the Peoples Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate in the State.
This was as a result of an eight-count charge of money laundering filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against the accused, including late PDP Chieftain, Tony Anenih.
The case upon resumption of the hearing was stalled as lawyers for the defense counsel made cases against the competence of the charge before the court.
Addressing newsmen, counsel to the second defendant, Ede Asenoguan, explained that the court needs to take drastic decisions to make known if the case of late Anenih in the charge is competent or not.
“Prior to this time, the court raised an issue as to the appearance of the name of Tony Anenih in the charge, so the court needs to decide whether the charge containing the name of a dead person is competent or not.
“The defense is saying it is not, while the prosecution is insisting that it is.”
The case has been adjourned to March 26, 2020, to determine the competency of the charge.
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