The Federal High Court, Abuja has shifted the trial of former Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah and China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) in an alleged N7.9 billion fraud suit to November 14.
The full-blown trial initially slated for yesterday, was put off by the court, owing to lack of time to accommodate the case.
Although lawyers to the Federal Government, who initiated a 25- count criminal charge against the duo, were in court alongside those of the defendants, the principal defendant, Oduah, was absent.
No reason was advanced for her non-appearance. It was learnt that the case was suspended prior to yesterday.
Counsel, who turned up for the trial, were later told by a registrar of the court that proceedings had been shifted to November 14.
In the 25-count charge marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/316/2020, The defendants are being accused of conspiracy, money laundering and maintaining anonymous bank accounts with a commercial bank.
The Laurels International Magazine