After over a six hour legal battle which began at about 9:43am on Friday 11 February between lawyers of Sen. Albert Akpan led by Oladikpo Okesenyi, SAN and that of the EFCC led by E. E Iheanacho, the trial Judge Her Lordship Agatha Okeke
agreed to the position by both parties that the matter be adjourned to Tuesday 15th February, 2022 for further hearing.
Earlier, the EFCC had sought to have Sen. Albert in the witness box for his Oral testimony wherein they would proceed to cross examine and re-examine the Senator.
Albert’s Counsel had objected with reaaons that they have a witness that should appear before the Uyo Senator and that the Senator will have his day in the fullness of time.
To justify their position, they sighted very relevant sections of the 1999 Coonstitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as ammended, previous antecedents linking to matters of that nature as well as law quotes in their favour.
After some exchanges of legal fireworks by both the EFCC lawyers and OBA’s team had been presented, countered on points of law, order and constitution by both parties respectively, Justice Okeke ruled by adjourning the matter to Tuesday 15th February for continous hearing.