Ex-Gov. Turaki asks court to vacate arrest order


saminu-turakiFormer Governor of Jigawa, Alhaji Ibrahim Saminu-Turaki, on Tuesday prayed the Federal High Court, Dutse, to vacate the bench warrant issued against him by the court.

Turaki was dragged before the court by the EFCC on alleged charges of graft and misuse of public funds amounting to more than N36 billion during his eight-year tenure as governor.

The court had, on April 17, issued a bench warrant against the ex-governor due to his inability to appear before it.

However, Turaki, had filed the application few days ahead of May 16, the date which had earlier been set for the hearing of the case.

He prayed for an order to stop the prosecution and the police from executing the arrest warrant issued against him.

The Defence Lead Counsel, Mr O. Jolaawo, who led three other counsel, submitted the application for an interlocutory injunction to stop the arrest of his client.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Sabiu Yahuza, adjourned the case to June 5 for hearing to enable the parties attend the next court sitting.



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