The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) has withdrawn from the N25 billion fraud case involving Danjuma Goje, former governor of state, in accordance with NAN.
The case, which has been on for near eight years, has been handed over to the workplace of the attorney-general of the federation.
Babatunde Quadiri of federal excessive court docket II, Jos, is the decide dealing with the case.
When the case got here up for an emergency listening to earlier than Quadiri on Friday, the EFCC counsel, Wahab Shittu, advised the court docket that the company was withdrawing from the case and handing it over the workplace of the attorney-general for continuation.
“My Lord, this case was earlier adjourned for June 20 for the continuation of listening to, however then we’re right here at this time on the most recent improvement on the matter,” he mentioned.
“We as EFCC counsels are withdrawing from the matter and handing it over to the workplace of the Lawyer-Basic for continuation with the prosecution.
“As you possibly can see in court docket at this time is a state counsel from the AGF’s workplace to formally take over this case from us.”
Responding, Paul Erokoro, Goje’s counsel, didn’t object to the EFCC withdrawal and handing over of the case to the attorney-general.
“My Lord, we don’t object to the anti-graft company’s withdrawal and handing over the prosecution to the AG’s workplace,” Erokoro mentioned.
Pius Asika, counsel from the workplace of the attorney-general, introduced his look for the case.
Asika then utilized for an adjournment to allow him to arrange for the case correct “having come into the matter at this time (Friday)”.
Quadiri then adjourned the case until June 21, 2019 for continuation of listening to.
The anti-graft company pulled out of the case 24 hours after Goje, who was within the senate presidency race, stepped all the way down to endorse Ahmad Lawan, most popular candidate of the management of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He endorsed Lawan after a gathering with President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Rock.