Court Adjourns Arraignment Of Fidelity Bank MD
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, has adjourned the arraignment of the Managing Director of Fidelity Bank, Nnamdi Okonkwo, who was arrested on Friday by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), till January 14.
Okonkwo was brought to court alongside Dauda Lawal, a former executive director of First Bank.
The arraignment of the two banks chiefs could not hold as a result of the absence of Lanre Adesanya and Stanley Lawson, who are also being charged alongside the bank chiefs.
At the resumption of hearing before Justice Muslim Hassan, counsel to the EFCC, Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo, told the court that all efforts to secure the attendance of the third and fourth persons involved in the case yielded no result.
Mr. Oyedepo thereafter asked for a bench warrant to allow EFCC arrest the defendants.
However, Counsel to Adesanya and Lawson, Mr. Ademola Adesina, told the court that the two defendants had travelled abroad on medical grounds before the charge was filed.