The trial of former Zamfara State governor, Ahmed Yerima, for alleged diversion of N1 billion was stalled on Wednesday flowing a request by the defence to study documents relating to the matter.
Mr. Yerima is facing a 19-count charge for alleged diversion of N1 billion, meant for the repair of a collapsed dam in the state and for compensation of the victims affected by the collapse.
He was arraigned at the Zamfara state High Court by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences commission, ICPC.
A statement from the commission’s spokesperson, Rashidat Okoduwa, said Mr. Yerima’s lead counsel, Mahmud Magaji, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, told the court at the opening of session on Wednesday that he would need time to study documents brought forth by the prosecution.
The commission had on Wednesday presented its first witness against the defendant.
The request by Mr. Yerima was not objected by the prosecution.
The case was, therefore, adjourned till November 29 for continuation of trial.
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