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Court Adjourns Trial Of Ex-NIMASA Boss To May 27

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[caption id="attachment_8671" align="alignnone" width="690"]Patrick Akpobolokemi, Former NIMSA DG[/caption]

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday adjourned the trial of Patrick Akpobolokemi, a former Director-General of Nigeria Maritime and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to May 27.

Akpobolokemi, who was charged with N2.6bn theft preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is standing trial alongside Ezekiel Agaba, Ekene Nwakuche, Governor Juan, Blockz and Stonz Ltd and Al-Kenzo Logistics Ltd.

The case was adjourned at the instance of the first accused person, after his counsel, Mr Joseph Nwobike (SAN), informed the court of his ill health.

He told the court that his client had complained of a feverish feeling but managed to be present in court.

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He then prayed the court for an adjournment.

The judge, Ibrahim Buba consequently fixed May 27 for continuation of trial.