Gen Bamaiyi gave Ajudua N1.1billion to bribe Lagos judges- Defense

Ajudua is standing trial before Justice Josephine Oyefeso for allegedly defrauding Bamaiyi of $8.4m in 2004 while they were both in custody of the Kirikiri Prisons, Lagos.

The EFCC alleged Ajudua defrauded Bamaiyi of the money while they were both on remand at Kirikiri Prison, Lagos.

While Ajudua was in the prison for an alleged fraud related offence, Bamaiyi was in the facility in relation to the attempt on the life the publisher of The Guardian, Mr Alex Ibru.

General Bamayi was later discharged and acquitted of the alleged offence.

At resume of the proceedings on Wednesday, Ojo reminded Bamaiyi of the oath he took earlier before the court after which he confirmed that he gave money to Ajudua to help him get “a good lawyer” who will bring him out of prison.

prosecution lacks the competence to dictate to him how to conduct his cross-examination of Bamaiyi and asked for an adjournment.

Ruling on the matter, Justice Josephine Oyefeso held that the prosecution cannot tell the defence how to conduct its cross-examination.

She thereafter ordered the prosecuting counsel to provide the relevant documents as required by the defence on the next adjourned date.

Justice Oyefeso subsequently adjourned till May 8 for continuation of cross examination and trial.

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