An Ikeja High Court today (Wednesday, October 15, 2014) discharged popular businessman and socialite, Fred Ajudua, of $1.69 million (about N252.8 million) fraud charge.
He was discharged along with his co-defendant, Charles Orie, following the withdrawal of the charge by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
EFCC counsel, Mrs A.E. Sanusi, told the court that some principal prosecution witnesses refused to come to Nigeria to give evidence in the matter.
“Our witnesses are foreigners who are reluctant to come to Nigeria.
“They are citing Ebola virus disease as one of the reasons they do not want to come.”