The prosecution counsel, M O Omosun, in the trial of Master student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, Timothy Adegoke closed the case after calling eight witnesses at the resumed hearing on Monday.
Omosun called DSP Samuel Odeh, a forensic scientist with the Force headquarters as the 8th witness, statin the department conducted a swab stick analysis to identify a substance on a curtain brought to the laboratory.
The report of the analysis was tendered in the exhibit
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The report was marked exhibit Adegoke 19 after which the prosecution counsel closed its case as the other witness of the day, a staff of United Bank of Africa (UBA), was not available in court.
The counsel to the hotel owner, Dr Rahmon Adedoyin and six other staff entered a no case submission in their defence.
At the hearing on Monday, Counsel to Dr Adedoyin, Yusuf Alli, SAN as well as the six other defendants, Mr Muritala Abdulrasheed, SAN, Roland Otaru, SAN, and Okon Ita all entered a no case submission on behalf of their clients.
Alli told the presiding judge, Chief Justice of Osun, Oyebola Ojo, “I have studied the proceedings, the testimonies and document before the court, I have concluded to enter a no case submission for the first defendant and urged the court to oblige us 48 hours to file written address before it.”
The prosecutor prayed the court to grant him four days to respond to the addresses but Alli urged the court to grant the prosecution 48 hours so that counsel can adopt their addresses before the court by Friday.
Chief judge Ojo adjourned the matter to Friday, March 25 for the adoption of written addresses by counsel.