The trial of the former Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc., High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, could not go ahead on Wednesday due to the absence in court of the prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs.
Dokpesi is being tried by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions over an alleged N2.1bn fraud before Justice James Tsoho of a Federal High Court, Abuja.
When the case resumed hearing on Wednesday, a defence counsel, Ifedayo Adedipe, informed the court that Jacobs was absent in court.
Adedipe told the court that Jacobs had sent a message to inform the defence team that he was scheduled to appear in another case at the Appeal Court on the same day.
He said that the information had been communicated to the lead counsel for the defence, Wole Olanipekun (SAN).
The prosecution, therefore, said it was taking the upcoming court vacation into consideration and urged the court for a long adjournment to enable the prosecuting team put its house in order.
The case was then adjourned to October 19.