Appeal Court Declares Akala Innocent Of #11.5b Fraud Allegation


The Court of Appeal Sitting in Ibadan, has acquitted former Governor of Oyo State,Otunba Christopher Alao Akala on an allegation of 11.5 billion naira fraud.

An Elder Stateman and Philanthropist, from the All Progressive Congress (APC),in Oyo State,Dr.Fola Akinosun has described the judgement of an appeal court as the restoration of hope on the nation judicial system.

While congratulating the former Governor,Dr.Akinosun said Alao Akala is a thorough bred administrator who had only serve the good people of Oyo State.

Appeal Court sitting in Ibadan,the Oyo State Capital,on Thursday set aside the ruling of the lower court,on grounds that the trial court erred by ordering the defendants to enter defence for the three counts because the prosecution led by the EFCC, failed to establish a prima facie case against them.

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