The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has adjourned the trial of the Commandant General of the Peace Corps, Dickson Akoh, till May 8.
Akoh is currently facing a 13-count charge bordering on fraud.
Nigerian Police had filed a 90-count charge against Akoh.
At a session yesterday, the Justice John Tsoho-led court adjourned the case because the prosecuting counsel, Ahmed Aliko was absent.
Akoh’s counsel, John Ochogwu had told the court that he is in receipt of a letter from the Department of State Services [DSS] which requested for an adjournment because the prosecuting counsel “is out of jurisdiction.”
Ochogwu said, “We are in receipt of a letter written by the Office of the Department of State Security dated February 20, 2018. It is in effect an application for adjournment , the reason noted is that Ahmed Aliko [prosecutor] is out of jurisdiction.
“Beyond Mr. Aliko, they have had a number of prosecutors and any of them should have been in court today to proceed.”