Sen. Ibrahim Saminu Turaki, the former governor of Jigawa State, was cleared by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of the N8.3 billion corruption charges that were brought against him.
Akahi Tutors: PASS AT ONCE in 2023 JAMB, Post UTME, SSCE, Pre-Degree, JUPEB & School of Nursing @ Akahi Tutors, Ile-ife. Call 08038644328
Don't Miss Our Latest News! JOIN OUR WHATSAPP LIVE BROADCAST TO GET FREE LATEST NEWS UPDATES
According to information provided to Akahi News, the politician has been facing trial since May 4, 2007.After a warrant of arrest was issued by a Federal High Court on May 3, 2013, in Dutse, the capital of Jigawa State, Turaki was taken into custody by the anti-graft agency several years earlier.
The trial, which officially began on May 4, 2007, involved Turaki in addition to three businesses.
Turaki was brought before the court by the EFCC on a 33-count charge of diverting and misappropriating state funds.
However, the former governor was discharged and cleared by the Federal High Court in Dutse on Thursday afternoon.The ruling was handed down by Justice Hassan Dikko, the presiding judge, who threw out all of the charges and released all of the accused for failing to pursue a thorough investigation.
In addition, he directed the immediate release of the first accused person’s travel documents.
In response to the verdict, Saminu Turaki Defense Counsel Saidu Muhammad Tudunwada stated that the court granted their request for the accused person’s discharge from the 33-count charges.
He went on to say that the decision accomplished justice and was a victory for all.
According to Akahi News, Turaki was Jigawa State’s executive governor from 1999 to 2007.Additionally, he headed the now-defunct Social Democratic Party and United Nigeria Congress Party in Jigawa state.
Leave a Reply