For the second time within 24 hours, a Lagos High Court has adjourned sitting on the hearing of the first batch of alleged fuel subsidy fraudsters suspects till August 1, after one of the accused persons failed to appear in court.
Just yesterday the court adjourned the arraignment till today due to what the prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs called the absence of the controversial Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke, only for it to be adjourned again today..
It would be recalled that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had on Tuesday unveiled the first group of 20 suspected fraudsters billed for arraignment over their involvement in the subsidy scam.
Among those expected to be arraigned include Mahmud Tukur, son of the national chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, Bamanga Tukur and Mamman Ali, son of the believed to be the son of a former chairman of the PDP, Ahmadu Ali.
Ahmadu Ali himself was the Chairman of the board of the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency when most of the subsidy scams were perpetrated.