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A Gombe
Federal High Court sitting in Jos, Wednesday, adjourned the five year
old case of alleged fraud against former governor, Danjuma Goje to
November 22 for continuation of hearing.

The Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is prosecuting the former governor
among four others on five matters relating to financial dealings
including the contract on food supply to the Government House during his
administration, as well as loan facilities taken from both Access and
Union banks.
The proceedings in the
case got stuck when the EFCC prosecution counsel, Wahab Shittu was
interrogating his prosecution witness, Dr Sani Gyauro.
The witness was
testifying on the financial regulations and due processes needed to be
followed in award  and supply of food contracts as it applied to state
governments, when Shittu told the court of his predicament on laying
hands on the documents to present before it in evidence.
Shittu then applied to
the presiding judge, Justice Babatunde Quadri, for adjournment to enable
him get the financial regulations and due process documents which the
witness talked about.
“My Lord, in view of the
relevancy of the financial regulations and due process documents
regarding the subject matter of food procurement, I wish to apply to the
court to adjourn this case and give us four to five days.
“I wish to tender the
relevant documents about the manner contracts for the procurement of
food for the Government during Former Goje time was flaunted, ’’ he
According to Shittu, “I
have about 16 witnesses to testify in this case; the problem is
logistics or difficulties at bringing the witnesses but if I could have
the four or five days, I will take all of them and then close my case.”
Mr Adeniyi Akintola
(SAN), the Defence Counsel, did not object to the application but said
four days would be okay and not five days.
After listening to the
submissions of the two counsels, the Judge said was okay with four days
and adjourned the case for Nov. 22 – 25 for continuation of hearing of
the case.
Credit: Daily trust

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