By Ibukunoluwa Kayode


I Was Not Threatened – Bank Official Tells Court

ADELUOLA Babajide, an official of  Skye Bank and a witness in the ongoing trial of  Gbenga Daniel, former governor of Ogun State has debunked claims by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, that he stayed away from the court on June 5 as a result of threat to his life.

Babajide, who was in court yesterday, told the court that he could not come to court on the last adjourned date of June 5th 2012 due to illness.

Babajide was replying to questions from the lead defense counsel, Prof. Taiwo Oshipitan who wanted him to throw light on the claims by EFCC prosecutors about threat to his life.

Rotimi Jacob, EFCC lead counsel, had alleged on June 5 that Babajide had refused all entreaties by the prosecution to bring him to court to continue with his testimony. He said the Bank official chose to stay away due to threat to his life after the last hearing.

Answering questions from Oshipitan, Babajide stated categorically that he was not in court on the last adjourned date because he was sick.


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