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Ex-EFCC prosecutor asks court to separate his trial

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Former prosecution counsel for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Godwin Obla (SAN), has asked the Federal High Court, Lagos to separate his trial in a suit FHC/139C/19, where
he is charged alongside Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia.

Obla’s application was premised on the fact that an appeal is currently pending at the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division on the outcome of a previous trial at a Lagos State High Court, Ikeja in respect of the same subject matter as the charge now before the Federal High Court.

He is therefore praying the court to quash the charge filed against him by the EFCC for being an abusev of court process, or in the alternative, to permit his separate trial on Counts 1, 2 and 3 of the charge which, according to him, are the only counts of the 18-count charge which affect him

In a motion on notice filed by his counsel, Chief Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN), he urged the court to quash the charge or in the alternative split the charge by permitting his separate trial on counts 1, 2 and 3 of the charge.

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