An Federal Capital Territory High Court yesterday adjourned the hearing of the alleged embezzlement of N16m against a former Inspector-General of Police, Sunday Ehindero, to January 14, 2014.
The Independent Corrupt Persons and other related offences Commission filed six counts against Ehindero and John Obaniyi, the suspended Commissioner of Police-in-charge of Budget at the Force Headquarters.
According to ICPC, the amount is the interest generated from N567m donated to the Nigeria Police by the Bayelsa State Government for the purchase of arms, ammunition and riot control equipment.
Justice Mudashiru Oniyangi fixed the date after ICPC counsel, Mr. Okur John-Paul, informed the court that Ehindero`s appeal had yet to be heard at the Court of Appeal.
The counsel for Ehindero and Obaniyi, Mr. Emmanuel Ekeocha and Adam Odoriki, confirmed that the case was still pending at the appellate court.
Nigerian pilot recalls that on June 27, Justice Oniyangi adjourned the case to November yesterday because Ehindero’s appeal was still pending at the Court of Appeal.
Ehindero is challenging the ruling of Oniyangi delivered on Sept. 22, 2012.
In that ruling, Oniyangi held that the ICPC had by the proof of evidence before the court, successfully established a prima facie evidence against the accused to warrant their being put to trial.