– The federal government has been given a 14-day ultimatum to prosecute Senator Danjuma Goje for alleged money laundering
– According to the Human and Environmental Development Agenda which gave the ultimatum, if the senator is not prosecuted, the federal government will be dragged to court
– Recall that the senator’s case has just been withdrawn from a Federal High Court in Jos, Plateau state
The federal government has been given a 14-day ultimatum to prosecute a former governor of Gombe state, Senator Danjuma Goje, for alleged money laundering.
The Cable reports that the ultimatum was given in a statement by the chairman of the Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) Resource Centre, Olanrewaju Suraju.
Legit.ng gathers that the centre asked the federal government to prosecute the senator whose case has just been withdrawn from the court, or face legal action.
The corruption case against Goje was said to have been discharged by a Federal High Court in Jos, Plateau state, following a request by the office of the attorney general of the federation.
The senator was being prosecuted alongside one other person by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged N25 billion fraud.
According to HEDA, the government’s action confirms suspicion that Goje is being pardoned because he withdrew from the race for senate president.
The statement read: “The international community would be notified of this subversion of rule of law and justice by the present regime.
“Bilateral laws and agreement between Nigeria and other foreign nations will be explored to exposed both the government and the suspect. Constitutional provision on Nolle Prosqui is not pervert justice but protect public interest.”
Legit.ng previously reported that a Federal High Court sitting in Jos, Plateau state, quashed the remaining two count-charge on sale of 50 buses filed against Senator Danjuma Goje.
The presiding judge, Justice Babatunde Quadiri, in a judgment delivered on Friday, July 5, discharged Senator Goje after the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) applied for the withdrawal of the two charges.
The EFCC was prosecuting the former governor until Friday, June 7, when it handed it over to the AGF to continue with prosecuting the senator and one Sabo Dakoro of the way and manner 50 old buses belonging to Gombe state transport company were sold by government functionaries during his (Goje’s) reign as governor between 2003 and 2011.
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