Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Ibori's Money Laundering Case: Wale Babalakin A No Show In Lagos Court
Lagos businessman accused of helping jailed former governor of delta State, James Ibori, to launder millions of dollars diverted to buy a private jet failed to show up before a Lagos court judge today.
Mr. Wale Babalakin could not be arraigned in court today as the Economic And financial Commission (EFCC) could not produce him before the judge.
However, Mr. Babalakin attorneys claimed that he was "too ill" to attend today's court hearing and thus pleaded with the judge to postpone his arraignment till a later date.
Saharareporters learns that since his planned arraignment, Babalakin has been moving around in Abuja, accompanied by his father to prevail on President Goodluck Jonathan to stop his arraignment by the EFCC.
The trial judge has adjourned his arraignment till December 12 2012.