BREAKING NEWS: I Will Send You To Prison If You Don't Appear In This Court On The Next Adjourned Date, Judge Threatens Musiliu Obanikoro.

Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro.

The judge overseeing the case between former governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Justice Mojisola Olatoregun has threatened to send former Minister of Defense, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro to jail if he does not make himself available in court in the next sitting.


The N2.2bn fraud trial of Fayose, was stalled on Thursday due to the absence of the prosecution’s star witness, Obanikoro, which the prosecuting counsel for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), claimed was because he was hospitalised.

Jacobs presented to the court a medical report from an Ikoyi hospital, showing that the witness is unwell, but the judge shows some signs of disbelief, siting misgivings, saying she hopes it had better been genuine or the hospital and the doctor that issued it risked the loss of their licences, if the court verified the report and it was not genuine.

While adjourning the case till March 18, Justice Olatoregun said that Obanikoro must unfailingly come to court, or risked being committed to prison for three months, “so that he can be coming to court in Black Maria.”

“He must present himself before the court on the next adjourned date or be compelled to do so,” Justice Olatoregun stressed.

Obanikoro is testifying against Fayose, who was his ally in the Peoples Democratic Party before he (Obanikoro) decamped to the ruling All Progressives Congress where sins are forgiven.