A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Gudu, ruled on Tuesday, that a former Governor of Taraba State, Mr. Jolly Nyame, had case to answer with respect to the 41charges of criminal misappropriation of the state’s N1.64bn preferred against him.
Justice Adebukola Banjoko, after dismissing the ex-governor’s no-case submission in a ruling, ordered him to open his defence.
The judge ruled that contrary to Dariye’s contention, the prosecution had with its witnesses and a number of documentary evidence tendered, made out a case linking him to the alleged offence.
She ruled that a prima facie case had been made out against Dariye warranting him to open his defence.
She fixed March 8 for the accused to open his defence.