The witness had problem reaching the courtroom on time on account of transportation points which led to adjournment of the trial.
“A Federal Excessive Court docket, Abuja has adjourned the trial of Senator Shehu Sani on Thursday because of the absence of a Prosecution Witness (PW12) who was slated to provide proof.
When the matter was referred to as, the prosecution counsel, Mr Abba Mohammed advised the courtroom that the matter was for continuation of trial however that the witness had problem reaching the courtroom on time on account of transportation points, NAN stories
“The matter is for the continuation of trial however sadly, our PW 12 defined his transportation problem to me that’s the reason he’s not but in courtroom. I humbly pray for a stand down till midday,” he mentioned.
Counsel to Sani, Mr Abdul Ibrahim, SAN, additionally agreed to face down.
The decide, nonetheless, declined a stand down and reasonably advised the prosecutor to take a recent date, warning that it might be the final adjournment for the prosecution.
“I’m not prepared for a stand down, so I offers you a recent date which would be the final adjournment for the prosecution,” the decide mentioned.
The decide adjourned the matter till June 22 and June 23 for the prosecution to name its twelfth witness.
The previous senator was earlier arraigned by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) for alleged bribery, name-dropping and affect peddling.
The anti-graft company alleged that Sani fraudulently obtained $25,000 from the Chairman of ASD Group of Firms, Alhaji Sani Dauda.
He was accused of amassing the cash below false pretence that it might be used to bribe the previous EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, to defend him (Dauda) from investigation and prosecution.
The previous senator, nonetheless, pleaded not responsible to all of the allegations.