The gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressive Congress in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu is at the verge of getting arrested on July 14th if some conditions are not met. The condition is that he has to be appear before a Federal High Court in Benin City for allegedly laundering N700m.
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EFCC had earlier informed a Federal High Court in Benin City that the candidate and his fellow suspects took possesion of N700m without any contract. However, the court had on July 2 adjourned the matter to July 14 due to the absence of Ize-Iyamu, who was said to be indisposed.

The trial has since been delayed because of Ize Iyamu 's absense even as the earlier judge, Justice Mohammed had validated the charges.

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu is the first defendant in the suit No. FHC/BE21C/ 2016 filed by the EFCC, who accused the defendants of conspiring among themselves to commit the offence in March 2015, alleging that they took possession and control of the funds without any contract award.
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The judge rejected the oral request for a prolonged adjournment of the case by the counsel to Ize-Iyamu, who argued that his client will not disobey the order of the court.

Justice Garba stated that the last time somebody was here, he (the judge) made an order for the accused person to appear in court or face arrest.

The accused persons including former Deputy Governor of Edo State, Mr. Lucky Imasuen, Mr. Efe Erimuoghae-Anthony, and others are facing an eight-count charge of money laundering to the tune of N700 million meant to prosecute the 2015 general elections.

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