A special assistant to former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Y. Danjuma (retd), Manasseh Zorto, was on Friday brought before a Federal High Court in Lagos State for allegedly defrauding his boss of N2bn.
The suspect, who was said to be at large, could not be arraigned before Justice Okon Abang on Friday.
When the matter was called for hearing, the counsel to the Special Fraud Unit, Chief Godwin Obla, said the police were having challenges in bringing the accused to court.
He, however, said the police would apply for bench warrant for the arrest of the fleeing suspect.
Obla said: “My lord, we are in court today so as not to allow the matter to be unattended to. We humbly pray the court to grant us more time to bring the accused to court for arraignment.
“For now, we don’t want to apply for bench warrant but we will make more efforts to arrest the accused”.
Justice Abang consequently fixed October 2 for the arraignment.
According to the charge sheet, Zorto was said to have fraudulently used his position as an employee of Tita-Kuru Petrochemicals Limited, T.Y Holdings Limited and Central Realities Limited, all companies linked to the former minister, to steal about N2bn from the companies.