A Federal High Court in Benin City, Edo State has adjourned the trial of All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the state’s forthcoming governorship election, Osagie Ize Iyamu and four others to July 14.
Other defendants in the suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), are former Deputy Governor of Edo, Lucky Imasuen; immediate past chairman of the PDP in the state, Dan Orbih, and two others.
At the resumption of trial on Tuesday, the first defendant, Ize-Iyamu, failed to appear in court due to illness that was said to have contracted recently.
The trial of the APC gubernatorial candidate and others could not hold seven days ago due to the absence of the trial judge.
Ize-Iyamu and four others were facing eight counts of money laundering to the tune of N700 million said to have been received five years to prosecute the 2015 Edo state governorship election.
His counsel, Charles Edosomwan, presented a medical report to the court to validate his claim while hoping that his client would be in court on the adjourned date.