Alleged N204m Fraud: Court Closes Senator Albert Bassey’s Defence

Justice Agatha Okeke of the Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State has ordered the defence team of Senator Albert Bassey, standing trial on a six-count charge bordering on money laundering, to close its defence and prepare its final address.

The judge gave the order on Thursday, May 5, 2022, following the failure of the lead defence counsel, Kanu Agabi, SAN, to continue the trial of the serving Senator in an alleged N204million fraud.

When the matter came up for continuation of trial on Thursday, a member of the defence team, Mike Ozekhome, SAN, prayed the court for an adjournment on the ground that the lead counsel, Agabi who is in possession of the case file, is currently receiving medical treatment abroad.

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