Ibrahim Abdulsalam

The Federal High in Lagos on Wednesday could not sit for the trial of former Managing Director of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, Ibrahim Abdulsalam, facing N6.8 billion fraud, due to absence of the judge.

Abdulsalam was charged by the EFCC for allegedly diverting the agency’s N6.8bn for personal use alongside 6 others.

Others are Adegorite Olumuyiwa, Agbolade Segun, Clara Aliche, Joy Adegorite, and two companies – Randville Investment Ltd and Multeng Travels and Tours Ltd.

The suspects pleaded not guilty to the allegations and were granted bail of N20 million each with two sureties each in like sum.

However, the trial could not continue on Wednesday, as the presiding judge, Justice Babs Kuewumi is attending a conference in Abuja.

The court has fixed November 8, 9, and 10 as new dates for the trial

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