Court adjourns Goje’s fraud trial to July 4th

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Justice Quadiri of the Federal High Court in Jos has adjourned the alleged fraud trial of former Gombe State Governor, Danjuma Goje to July 4th for further hearing.

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) is prosecuting Goge of fraud to the tune of N6 billion.

Anti-graft Agency Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) filed a 21-count charge of alleged N25 billion against Goje but later narrowed it to N6 billion.

Again, 19 of the 21 charges were later struck out, leaving only two counts in Goje’s “submission of No Case”

The case, which is before Justice Babatunde Quadiri of Jos Federal High Court II, has even gone to the Jos Court of Appeal as Goje appealed against decision of lower court with no date fixed for the matter before the EFCC handed off.

When the case came up for hearing on Friday before Justice Quadiri, Pius Akutah, an Assistant Chief State Counsel in the office of AGF, applied for a short adjournment to enable them study the case file.

“My Lord, l wish to confirm to this honorable Court that the EFCC has formally forwarded the case file to us, having taken over the matter from them on June 7.

“We are aware that on that day, June 7, the case was adjourned for further hearing, but because we are still studying the case file to have full grasp of entire matter, we shall be asking for a short adjournment, “ Akutah pleaded.

 




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