The ₦700m EFCC fraud case against the Edo State APC Governorship aspirant, Osagie Ize-Iyamu and four others has been adjourned at the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City.
At the resumed hearing today, counsel to the EFCC, Ahmed Arogha appealed that the court for more time to respond to the objection raised by counsel to the five defendants bordering on the jurisdiction of the court to hear the matter.
Defendants in the suit includes the APC Governorship Aspirant, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the former Edo State chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dan Orbih; the incumbent state chairman of the party, Tony Aziegbemi; former Deputy Governor of Edo State Lucky Imasuen, and Efe Erimuoghae Anthony.
Justice Mohammed Umar however granted the request, giving him seven days to respond, and another seven days to enable all the defendants respond to the EFCC.
The trial judge adjourned the case to October 15 2020 to hear all the applications.
Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who is the first defendant, was present in court as well other defendants in the suit.