Alleged N3bn Fraud: Resolve’s absence stalls trial of ‘whistleblower’


The court docket rescheduled the case to November 22 for continuation of trial.

The absence of a trial deem on Friday stalled the trial of John Idumange, who raised an apprehension over alleged diversion of N3 billion agriculture mortgage by Bayelsa Grunt authorities officials.

The court docket registrar told events in court docket that the deem, Justice Iniekenimi Uzakah, modified into having a gathering with the Bayelsa Chief Resolve, Justice Kate Abiri.

The court docket clerks attributable to this truth mounted November 22 for continuation of trial.

The Attorney-Primary and Commissioner for Justice in Bayelsa, Biriyai Sambo, SAN, filed a traipse smartly with towards Mr Idumange for misdemeanour and seditious publications towards authorities officials.

NAN reported that a Magistrates’ Court docket had on March 11 in Yenagoa, ordered Mr Idumange’s detention for 30 days, pending police investigation.

Mr Idumange, who alleged that officials of the Bayelsa Grunt Government had diverted a N3 billion Agric mortgage and attributable to this truth submitted a petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Charge, modified into arrested on March 10.

Some officials of the bid authorities had reported to the police that Mr Idumange had made “seditious publications” that “maligned” their folks in his claims.

On the opposite hand, the Grunt Excessive Court docket, Sagbama Division, granted bail to Mr Idumange, who modified into additionally an aide on Research and Documentation and later Social Media to former Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson.

NAN reported that the case, earlier assigned to Justice Ebiyerin Omukoro, modified into reassigned to Justice Uzakah.


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