Former Chief of Staff Lt. General Ishaya Bamaiyi who is standing trial alongside others for the attempted murder of late Alex Ibru, publisher Guardian newspaper has explained before an Ikeja high court how a Lawyer, Fred Ajudua defrauded him of eight point four million dollars ($8.4M)
Bamaiyi said he gave the money to Ajudua to help him contact foremost lawyer Afe Babalola to handle his defense but lawyer to Ajudua, Olalekan Ojo has refuted Gen Bamaiyi’s claims.
Ojo alleged that the money was initially to be used to bribe Lagos state Judges and Judicial officers.
Ojo made the allegation during the cross examination of the retired general. The defence counsel alleged that the former chief of staff gave Ajudua the funds to secure his release from the Kirikiri maximum prisons where he was incarcerated over the alleged attempted murder of the late Ibru.