The counsel said that he did not receive any response from the two others who are officials of the Oyo State Ministry of Finance and Local Government and Chieftaincy matters served with the summon.
Ubi said all attempts to serve the remaining four prosecution witnesses was fruitless and therefore could not proceed with the hearing of the case and prayed the court for an adjournment.
Alao-Akala and Agboola’s counsel, Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, said that the prosecution has treated the defendants and court unfairly and the proceedings turned into persecution.
Fagbemi said that this was the ninth time that the prosecution would be seeking an adjournment since the beginning of the case in 2011.
He said that the case ought to have been given priority to that of Faisal Maina, which started in 2019.
According to Fagbemi, the defence has been accommodating enough and urged the court to close the case of the Prosecution and order the defence to open its case.
Mr Richard Ogunwole,SAN, Counsel to Babalola, aligned with the submission of Fagbemi, adding that the aim of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act had been totally defeated.
Justice Olalekan Owolabi, said that he has on several occasions frowned at the action of the prosecution.
Owolabi said that he reluctantly grant the prayer of the prosecution for an adjournment for the last time. and adjourned the case untill Feb. 28 of continuation of hearing.