A former chairman of Ikeja Branch of Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, Adesina Ogunlana will today May 20, 2019 appear before a high court of Lagos sitting in Ikeja for conspiracy to steal, stealing and money laundering.
But he has denied any wrong doing and pledged to make himself available for trial.
This is contained in a statement he posted in his Facebook page.
The latest development is the peak of the crisis rocking the association few months to the end of Adesina tenure over succession tussle.
He is scheduled to appear before Justice Dada at Roseline Omotosho Courthouse.
He also denied the allegation from the anti-graft agency insinuating that he jumped bail.
Mr. Ogunlana explained that his inability to honour EFCC invitation was due to ill health.
A statement from his page revealed that he will be standing trial along with two other persons who he did not revealed their names.
Below is the extract from his FB page
NBA IKEJA BRANCH CRISIS UPDATE: Tommorow, the 20 May 2019 is slated by the EFCC my arraignment with two others on a thirty count charge of conspiracy to steal, stealing and money laundering, the last count only for me. The said stolen money is said to belong to NBA IKEJA BRANCH. The information charge and proof were filed on the 23 April 2019 but same are yet to be served on . But we got to know about this development online and the trial judge is Hon Justice Dada of the Ikeja High Court ( Roseline Omotosho Court House) We have conducted a search of the courts file and confirmed indeed that the’ gbegbe ‘ is in court and dropped applications for bail Last Friday , the EFCC asked the trio of us to come and have a’ general meeting ‘with them but I couldnt keep the appointment due to ill health , a situation completely unappreciated by the agency and when my surety could not produce me to them on the said same Friday , I was declared as jumping bail and the gentleman was invited over on Saturday after a hefty contingent of policemen visited his home on Saturday morning and did not meet him . He came down to the Agency and released on bail. My home was visited on Saturday too but I wasnt in and I learnt neighbours were scandalised at the presence of the visitors The truth is that I have not jumped bail but was merely sick and I will be in court tommorow ready for the arraignment. I shall be in court . Repeat , I shall be in court! Do you jump bail only to attend trial?. One of the other two in the matter who had no impediments and went to the Agency on Friday is still with her . Our lawyers have informed the agency that they would be producing the two of us not with the agency in court tommorow for the arraignment .I proclaim our innocence in this matter. We shall overcome . AYE NRETI ELEYA ……….
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