AGF takes over Goje’s N6.6bn corruption case

AGF takes over Goje’s N6.6bn corruption case

- Senator Danjuma Goje's N6.6 billion corruption law suit has been taken over by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation

- Both counsels involved in the case did not object the new development as they said it does not run in conflict with any law

- The judge, Justice Babatunde Quadri, however, adjourned hearing on the case to Friday, June 21

The office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) has taken over Senator Danjuma Goje’s N6.6 billion corruption case which was taking place in Federal High Court (FHC) in Jos.

According to Daily Trust report, the office of the AGF took over the case from the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) so that justice can be served.

It should be recalled that Goje, who is representing Gombe Central at the Senate with former executive chairman of Gombe State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Alhaji Aliyu Ubandoma, and many others were charged for diverting money meant for the state government.

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During Friday’s sitting on June 7, the representative of the AGF said they assumed the case for the interest of justice.

Reacting to the move by the AGF, Paul Erokoro, the counsel to Goje, did not object the new development by the attorney general.

“No objection pursuant to Section 174 Sub-1(v) only hope that will expedite action, because 19 out of 21 charges had gone,” he said.

The lawyer to the EFCC, Wahab Shitu, also did not object the application, saying that he has been briefed by the anti-agency.

“Absolutely no objection my lord for Attorney General to take over at this stage. EFCC has already briefed us on the development,” he said.

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The presiding judge of the case, Justice Babatunde Quadri, adjourned to Friday, June 21 for the defendants to open their case on the charges.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Goje disclosed why he backed out of the race for the Senate presidency in the incoming 9th National Assembly.

Goje, a previous key contender for the position, announced his withdrawal from the race after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari and Senator Ahmed Lawan, the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s choice for the position on Thursday, June 6.

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