‘How Adebutu applied for production of 200,000 prepaid cards’

Trial of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the March 18, 2023 governorship election in Ogun State, Oladipupo Adebutu, resumed yesterday at the State High Court sitting in Abeokuta.

The sitting began with an employee of a commercial bank, Celestina Appeal, giving insight into how Adebutu applied for the production of 200,000 prepaid valve cards on February 27, 2023.

At the hearing of the criminal charge against Adebutu and others, the prosecution (Federal Government of Nigeria), represented by Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), called its 9th witness, Celestina Appeal, who identified herself as the Head of the Department of Card Services at the bank.

She revealed that through a letter dated February 27, 2023, Adebutu applied for the issuance of 200,000 prepaid cards, which he claimed were intended for distribution to beneficiaries of his empowerment scheme in commemoration of his late mother, Dame Caroline Adebutu.

Justice Abiodun Akinyemi adjourned the case till today for ruling and continuation of hearing.



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