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A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday ordered Sen. Musliu Obanikoro to appear in court on March.18. NAN reports that Obanikoro’s appearance would be for the continuation of his cross-examination in the trial of the immediate past governor of Ekiti, Mr Ayodele Fayose who is facing charges of N6.9 billion fraud. Justice Mojisola Olatoregun made the order at the resumed trial of Fayose, following the absence of Obanikoro, the former Minister of State for Defence. Obanikoro has been under cross-examination as the fifth prosecution witness. The court said it was important for the witness (Obanikoro) to be aware of the seriousness of his civic responsibility. It, therefore, implored him to endeavor to show up on the next adjourned date. The judge held that where the witness fails to appear on the next date, the court will have no option but to compel him. Fayose alongside a company, Spotless Investment Ltd., was arraigned before Justice Olatoregun by The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on 11 counts on Oct. 22, 2018. He had pleaded not guilty to the charges, and the court had granted him bail in the sum of N50million with one surety in like sum. The EFCC …