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N43m Fraud: Absence Of Judge Stalls Islamic Clerics’ Trial


The ongoing trial of four Ilorin-based Islamic clerics before the Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly defrauding a businesswoman, Mrs Basirat Akinbisehin of N43million was yesterday stalled due to the absence of the trial judge, Justice Okon Abang.

The clerics, Jimoh Kadiri, 61; Mohammed Ibrahim, 36; Mohammed Isah, 29; and Ojo Ogunlade, 30 are facing a five-count charge of conspiracy and fraud.

The accused persons, who were arraigned before the court on August 30, 2013, had pleaded not guilty to the charges and granted bail.

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