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Electricity Problem, Power Outage At Lagos High Court Stalls Babalakin Trial

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Electricity Problem, Power Outage At Lagos High Court Stalls Babalakin Trial

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March 14, 2014 – Electricity Problem, Power Outage At Lagos High Court Stalls Wale Babalakin Trial

The trial Wale Babalakin (SAN) for his alleged role in laundering of N4.7 billion on behalf of convicted former Delta State governor, James Onanefe Ibori, has been stalled again.

Babalakin’s trial, which had suffered delays over time was today adjourned as the Lagos high court where the trial was scheduled to commence claimed it has technical difficulties turning on the electricity in the courtroom.

The court sitting which was scheduled for 9.00am had to be moved to 11.00am as the court as there was an electricity blackout in the court. Although there was power supply at other blocks in premises of the court, the block where the trial of Babalakin was to hold had no power supply throughout the duration of the delay.

The court judge, Justice Lawal Akapo, therefore, adjourned again after waiting till 11 AM without restoration of electricity.

During the last court appearance of Mr.. Babalakin on February 17th, 2014, his trial was adjourned at the behest of the counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Rotimi Jacobs. Mr. Jacobs complained that a domestic injury a week earlier would make it impossible for him to attend to the proceedings.

It is noteworthy that, since his arraignment last year, Mr. Babalakin had employed a series of delay tactics to frustrate his trial.

For several weeks, he was holed up at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital in Idi Araba claiming to be on treatment.

[Sahara Reporter]

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Adanna Ike

    March 14, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    If at this day an age, we still battle power problem at high courts, this country is finished.

  2. Patoya Michael

    March 14, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    juju at work. I trust ****** people he will consult his native doctors to cause confusion

  3. Kaycee Ayoola

    March 14, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    National disgrace. Fashola are u reading

  4. me

    March 14, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    Light issue in Nigeria this day has turn into something else I wonder u can hardly see light dis days I don’t know where we ar heading to its jst worst.na wa oh am tired dis our country We need help our major problem is light

  5. Lugar stan

    March 14, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    Planned and doctored deal,u no thrust naija

  6. Bayo afolabi

    March 14, 2014 at 8:39 PM

    Nice arrangement. I clap for una.
    Na so light no go dey d next day of trial and generator no go start for the whole day. Then judge go say “come next January”. Those three words in quote costs N10million only

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