February 29, 2024
Adebutu, Others Absent As FG Begins Prosecution On Vote Buying, Money Laundering
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Adebutu, Others Absent As FG Begins Prosecution On Vote Buying, Money Laundering

The Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta yesterday, began hearing proceedings by the Federal Government against the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the March 18th governorship election in the state, Mr. Ladi Adebutu, on charges of money laundering and vote buying.

Five suspects were in court when the case, which is before Justice Abiodun Akinyemi, was called, while Mr. Adebutu and four other accused persons were absent.

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A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Goddy Uche announced an appearance for Mr. Adebutu who claimed to have been on “medical vacation” since April 2023, while Chief Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), appeared for the prosecution.

Fifty-two ATM debit cards bearing the name Dame Caroline Adebutu Foundation were presented and accepted as exhibits along with a PDP polling agent tag and a motorcycle that four of the suspects were allegedly riding on the day of their arrest.

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