A technical loophole on the part of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) gave embattled former governor of Ogun state, Gbenga Daniel a clean bill of health, as the state High Court sitting in Abeokuta, declared that it cannot proceed on the anti-graft case. The EFCC had dragged the former governor to court over alleged 43 count charges including financial misappropriation and abuse of office. The court, presided over by Justice Olanrewaju Mabekoje, ruled that the anti-graft body failed to follow due process in the amendment of the initial charges brought against him and subsequently dismissed the case. Mabekoje said the commission failed to disclose enough particulars which the applicants can be called upon to face trial, that is, the charge when read together with the proof of evidence discloses no offence to which the applicant can be held up for trial.
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