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Miscreants invade court during Goje’s corruption trial

03 November 2015, 15:18

Abuja - A group of miscreants disrupted a High Court session while the trial of the former governor of the state, Danjuma Goje, was ongoing, Premium Times reports.

Goje, alongside four other accused persons, are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on charges of conspiracy, money laundering and embezzlement of funds belonging to the state government.

The thugs, numbering about 100, stormed the court premises, chanting anti-Goje slogans and holding placards, calling on the court to jail the former governor although the former governor was not present at the sitting on Thursday.

Also read: Tribunal upholds Goje’s election

A statement by the spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the attack, saying the court had to cut short the proceeding and adjourn for further hearing owing to the fracas.

The EFCC spokesman added that the thugs launched attack on the accused persons and others outside the court premises during which the second accused person, Aliyu El-Nafarty, and one other person, were seriously wounded.

Uwujaren said in the melee, vehicles were vandalized including that of the defence counsel, Paul Erokoro.

Read more at Premium Times

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