A Special Offences Court sitting in the Ikeja area of Lagos State has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to produce the chairman of Innoson Motors Limited, Innocent Chukwuma, for his arraignment.
Justice Olusola Williams made this pronouncement on Wednesday owing to the absence of Mr Chukwuma who was scheduled to be arraigned before her over allegations of forgery brought against him by the EFCC.
“I believe it is the job of the prosecution to bring the defendant to court because they are the Executives. The judge is just to make an order that he should appear in court but we cannot enforce the order; the responsibility still lies on the EFCC to make sure he is in court,” Justice Williams held.
Chukwuma’s non-appearance in court is the sixth time he will be absent in court. He had initially failed to appear before the former trial judge, Justice Mojisola Dada, who subsequently went on to declare him wanted.