Afromedia GMD absent at trial over food poisoning

Afromedia GMD absent at trial over food poisoning

The ongoing trial of a former non-executive director of outdoor advertising firm, Afromedia, Mohammed Gobir was stalled on Tuesday due to the absence of prosecution witness, Akinlola Olapade.

Consequently, the trial judge, Justice Raliat Adebiyi adjourned the matter till June 16, after prosecutor, Mr. A.B.C. Ozioko, told the court that the witness may have suffered food poisoning.

Ozioko said Olapade called him yesterday morning and explained that he was gravely ill.

“He said he suddenly took ill and wasn’t able to sleep throughout the night till daybreak. He suspects food poisoning,” Ozioko added

Ozioko’s sought for an adjournment, which was not opposed by defence counsel, Bolaji Ayorinde (SAN).

How Ex-Kwara Hotel boss, Gobir, defrauded Afromedia

Gobir, 55, is accused of fraudulently obtaining $3,500,000 (N696,675,000); N514,457,151.87; $2,102,740 (N418,171,903.80); N123 million and £51,000 (N14,667,898.25) totalling N1.767b from Afromedia.

He is facing a 17-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence, stealing, fraud, use of forged documents, and possession of forged documents preferred against him by the Commission.

Olopade, Afromedia’s Group Managing Director (GMD), alleged on Monday, that Gobir obtained the money from the firm in various currencies by false pretence.

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