A Lagos State High Court sitting in Igbosere on Wednesday stopped a representative of Mr. Festus Keyamo from prosecuting a N754, 740,680.00 fraud suit filed against a former Director-General of Nigeria Maritime Administration Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi and six others. Justice Raliat Adebiyi ruled that Marcel Umeh, a counsel in the chambers of Keyamo, did not have the fiat of the Attorney-General of the Federation through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to prosecute the defendants.
The judge adjourned the case till April 3 for continuation of trial. Akpobolokemi is standing trial on a 13-count charge bordering on stealing and forgery. His co-defendants are Capt. Ezekiel Agaba, Ekene Nwakuche, Governor Amechee Juan, Vincent Udoye, Captain Adegboyega Sahib Olopoenia and a company, Gama Marine Nigeria Limited.