Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court, Lagos, yesterday threatened to order the arrest of former minister of state for defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, for his absence in court.
The absence of Obanikoro, who was testifying for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the trial of former Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose, stalled the continuation of cross-examination.
EFCC counsel, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), said Obanikoro took ill and was admitted.
“I called him yesterday (Wednesday) to notify him about today’s (Thursday) proceedings. He said he thought he would be discharged on Wednesday (when the court did not sit).
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