An Abuja High Court sitting in Maitama, on Wednesday, struck out the fraud allegation case against the Prince Adeyanju Binuyo, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola.
The Inspector General of Police had in a charge marked CR/975/2020 sued Binuyo before the court.
At the trial, none of the parties were present.
One Rimamsote Ezekiel had appeared for the prosecution, while Wahab Ismaila and Wasiu Omotosho appeared for the defendant.
Samuel Ogala appeared to watch brief for the nominal complainant.
Delivering a short ruling , the trial judge, Justice O.O Goodluck held that,”At the instance of the prosecuting counsel, the suit is struck out.”
Earlier, Mr Wahab Ismail, counsel to Binuyo had dismissed as mischievous and misleading the alleged fraud story describing it as one that was done deliberately to cast aspersions on the person of Prince Abdullah Adeyanju Binuyo, who is the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor, State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola.
According to him, “Binuyo was just a mere witness and not a party to the said failed business. He cannot be liable in the face of the law.”
Ismail explained that the amount involved in the business transaction in question which was $100, 000 and not $120, 000, had been refunded in full to the party concerned almost a year ago.
“It was received by one Tunde Ajala, which was duly acknowledged by his counsel and witnessed by the Police. Again, nothing in the Police Charge, suggests that Binuyo was liable.”