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Judge Threatens To Strike Out Adoke, Malami’s Cyberstalking Suit Against HEDA Chairman For Lack of Evidence: “contrary to Adoke’s claim of forgery against the NGOs and Italian prosecutors, the documents emanated from JP Morgan and UK court”

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A federal high court sitting in Abuja has again threatened to strike out the charge bordering on  cyberstalking preferred against the Chairman of Human and Environmental Development Agenda ( HEDA) Suraju Olanrewaju by former Attorney General of Federation and Minister of Justice, Bello Adoke and Nigerian government.

The presiding judge, Justice Binta Nyako
Handed down this threat on Monday at the resumed hearing of the case, following an application for adjournment by the prosecution counsel, Mrs Cole, who is from Office of Attorney General of Federation, Ministry of Justice.

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Cole told the court that the adjournment was at the instance of Director of Public Prosecution ( DPP ) who had requested that the case file be returned to him for further review.

She therefore prayed the court  for short adjournment to enable the DPP examine the case file.

While objecting to the application, the defence counsel, Dr. Muiz Banire SAN said he was not comfortable with the request for adjournment by the prosecution citing the difficulties he and the defendant encounter travelling down from Lagos to Abuja for the case.

Banire therefore urged the court to strike out the case if the prosecution was not ready.

The trial judge while responding warned the prosecution and vowed not to entertain any further adjournment, saying that she would strike out the charge against the defendant if they were not ready.

She therefore adjourned the case to February 18, 2022 for hearing.

It would be recalled that the prosecution had at last adjournment failed to serve the defendant and court proof of evidence but insisted that the defendant must take his plea.

The request was turned down by the judge and ordered the prosecution to serve the defendant proof of evidence.

Adoke, one of those accused and charged with fraud in the OPL245 scam, also referred to as Malabu scandal, had petitioned the police and accused those behind the petitions

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