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FG amends charges, arraigns Adebutu in Ogun court...

FG amends charges, arraigns Adebutu in Ogun court...

The Federal Government on Tuesday amended charges filed against the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, Ladi Adebutu and nine others before a State High Court sitting in Abeokuta.

The charges were amended to accommodate and arraign Adebutu in the suit instituted in July, 2023, on allegations of financial inducement of voters during the March 18 election.

When the court resumed hearing on Tuesday, Counsel to the Federal Government, Rotimi Jacobs told the court that charge had been amended having served Adebutu who is a major defendant in the case.

Jacobs applied that the court accept the amended charge, which counsel to the defendants, Gordy Uche, SAN, failed to object.
The court took the plea of Adebutu and six other defendants present in court. They pleaded not to all the charges.

Speaking with newsmen, the FG's Counsel said Adebutu was served on Tuesday morning. On his part, Adebutu 's counsel said the charge "has nothing to do with money laundering."

Justice Akinyemi granted Adebutu bail in the sum of N1million and one surety. He adjourned the case till Wednesday for trial.

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