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Court Now to Sentence Wagbatsoma, Ugo-Nnadi, Jan. 26

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A Lagos High Court has once again shifted the sentencing of fuel subsidy convicts, Walter Wagbatsoma and Mrs Adaoha Ugo-Nnadi, till January 26.
Justice Lateefat Okunnu on Wednesday adjourned the sentencing of Walter Wagbatsoma, Adaoha Ugo-Nnadi, and Ontario Oil and Gas till January 26.
The sentencing was initially rescheduled to last Monday after Mrs. Ugo-Nnadi fainted in the dock when the Judge who had pronounced their conviction was about to pronounce their sentence.
On Monday, Mrs. Ugo-Nnadi’s lawyer said she was “in a very precarious” health condition at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.
In her ruling, the Judge said the medical reports from Havana Specialist Hospital and LUTH, where the convict had been taken to, should be accompanied by an affidavit to be sworn to by the medical director and “attending doctor” respectively within 24 hours.
“The Commissioner of Police in Lagos is hereby directed to keep the second defendant under watch at whichever hospital she is taken to,” Justice Okunnu had said.
E.D Onyeke, counsel to Ugo-Nnadi, told the Judge on Monday that they had submitted the medical reports and sworn affidavits from the doctors.
At Wednesday’s proceedings, Onyeke urged the court to give a new date that would enable the doctors have adequate time for his client’s treatment.
Subsequently, the Judge adjourned till January 26.

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