Justice Adebisi Akinlade of a Lagos State High Court, sitting in Igbosere on Thursday, May 15, 2014 issued a bench warrant on Oluwaseun Ogunbambo, who is standing trial in a case of forgery and obtaining N610million by false pretence.

Counsel to the EFCC, Rotimi Oyedepo, informed the court about the continued absence of Ogunbambo from court in three previous sessions. He reminded the court that Ogunbambo’s counsel, at the last court session, promised to bring him to court but failed to fulfil his promise. He prayed the court to issue a bench warrant on him.

However, Ogunbambo’s counsel, Mobolaji Akintunde prayed the court to give him more time to bring his client to answer the charges preferred against him. “My Lord, I am sorry to tell the court that we are unable to get in touch with the defendant, we sent several mails and made phone calls to the defendant, some are undelivered, even the intermediary between him and us, we have not been able to reach him," he said. 

Justice Akinlade adjourned the matter to June 26, 2014.

Wilson Uwujaren
Head, Media & Publicity
15th May, 2014

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