JUSTICE Babs Kuewumi of a Federal High Court Lagos, on Tuesday fixed December 2 for the trial of a former Managing Director of the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Ibrahim Abdulsalam.
The case, which was earlier slated for September 21, was adjourned to November 8, 9 and 10 was on Tuesday, fixed for December 2, following the absence of the prosecution counsel who had written a letter to the court informing it of its absence.
The prosecutor, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo, was said to be before an appellate court for another matter, consequently making the trial Justice Kuewumi fix the new date for the case.
The EFCC had on April 7, arraigned the NAMA boss, three directors of the agency and the wife of one of the directors, before the court.
Abdulsalam is charged alongside six others over alleged stealing and conversion of the agency’s money amounting to N6.8 billion.
The other accused are: Adegorite Olumuyiwa, Agbolade Segun, Clara Aliche, Joy Adegorite, and two Ltd Liability companies Randville investment Ltd, Multeng Travels and Tours Ltd.
They are been prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
They had all pleaded not guilty to the charge,
The charge was subsequently amended to include three more accused persons, and all accused persons where re-arraigned on April 12.
They again, pleaded not guilty to the charge, and were admitted to bail in the sums of N20 million each, with two sureties each in like sum.
In the charge, the EFCC alleged that on August 19, 2013, the accused conspired to induce NAMA to deliver the sum of N2.8 billion to Delosa Ltd, Air Sea Delivery Ltd and Sea Schedules Systems Ltd.