A Lagos High Court has fixed February 15, 2017 for ruling on an application filed by businessman, Mr Goodie Ibru and three others seeking to quash charges filed against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The matter was adjourned by Justice Raliat Adebiyi on Tuesday, after counsel to parties had made their submissions to the court.
Mr Ibru is facing an 11-count charge alongside three companies – Associated Ventures International Limited, IHL Services Limited and Clearview Investment Limited.
The EFCC has charged the accused of allegedly conspiring to steal various sums belonging to Ikeja Hotel Plc in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital.
The anti-graft agency said Mr. Ibru and the others purportedly committed the offence between 2010 and 2015.
During proceedings on Tuesday, counsel to the defendants, Mr Olawale Akoni informed the court about his pending application dated November 28, 2016 in which they asked the court to strike out the charges.
In his response, counsel to the EFCC, Mr Ayokunle Fayanju, asked the court to dismiss the defendants’ application to quash the charges.
The court subsequently adjourned the case to consider its ruling.