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Saminu Turaki, the former governor of Jigawa, is cleared of all allegations of N8.3 billion fraud

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Senator Ibrahim Saminu Turaki has been cleared of the N8.3 billion in corruption accusations brought against him by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission by the Federal High Court, which is sitting in Dutse, Jigawa State (EFCC).

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Since May 4, 2007, Turaki, a former governor of Jigawa State, and 3 Companies have been on trial.

A 33-count complaint filed by the EFCC against the pair alleges diversion and theft of public monies.

Justice Hassan Dikko, the presiding judge, who made the decision, dismissed all of the accusations against the defendants for lack of a rigorous prosecution.

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The court also mandated that the first accused person be given immediate access to his travel documents.

In response to the ruling, one of Saminu Turaki’s defense attorneys, Saidu Muhammad Tudunwada, stated the court had found merit in their request to have the accused person’s 33 count charges dropped.

He continued by saying that the decision served justice and was a win for everyone.

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