The Federal Government has been advised to release Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, who is standing trial before a court in Abuja for alleged terrorism-related offenses, if it lacks credible evidence.
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Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court gave the advice Tuesday after Counsel from the office of the Attorney General of the Federation, I.Idevba, informed the court that the Director of Public Prosecution, Olufunmilayo Fatunde, who is prosecuting the matter, wrote a letter seeking an adjournment.
In the letter, Fatunde asked for a new date for continuation of trial, saying she personally wants to prosecute the matter. Opposing the application for an adjournment, Ndume’s Counsel, Rickey Tarfa (SAN), said there is no reason why Idevba won’t proceed with the matter like she did at the last sitting.
Ruling on the application, Kolawale expressed dissatisfaction with the way in which the matter is being prosecuted and adjourned till October 24, 31 and November 1 for continuation of trial.
Meanwhile, the court has slated July 16 for argument of an application brought before it by Ndume seeking leave to travel to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah.