Court adjourns trial of Senator Yerima, 29 others for attempted murder, robbery

Senator Ahmad Yerima

The senator and his cohorts were accused of stealing N10 million from the complainant

A Zamfara High Court, sitting in Gusau, on Thursday, adjourned a case of armed robbery and attempted murder preferred against a serving senator, Ahmed Yerima, and 29 others to April 8,

Mr. Yerima, a former governor of Zamfara, was arraigned in the court by the Inspector-General of Police on an eight-count charge of armed robbery, conspiracy and attempt to commit murder, among others. He appeared before Justice Bello Gummi of the High Court along with the 29 co-accused persons.

However, the lead defence counsel, Muhammad Katu, said the prosecution should have cited the charges on separate sheets of paper to avoid duplication and complications.

This forced the judge to adjourn the sitting for about three hours.

On return, Mr. Gummi ruled that the case was properly filed and ordered for the continuation of the case. Both the prosecution and defence counsel, Oloye Torugbene and Mr. Katu, respectively, however, applied for an adjournment.

The judge adjourned the case to April 8 when the pleas of the accused would be taken by the court.

Mr. Yerima was arraigned in the court by the IGP, following petitions by a serving member of the House of Representatives, representing Gusau/Tsafe Federal Constituency, Ibrahim Shehu.

The senator was alleged to have conspired with other accused persons to kill Mr. Shehu on the August 22, 2013. The complainant also alleged that during the attack on him, the sum of N10 million was removed from his car.


Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility


Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: New Discovery! Click Here To See A Miracle Device That Can Cure DIABETES, BLOOD PRESSURE, STROKE, ARTHRITIS, PAINS, OBESITY And 50 Other CHRONIC DISEASES Without Drugs Or Herbs.. Click Here Now To See It

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.