By Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau
The High Court five sitting in Gusau the Zamfara state capital has finally discharged the case before it in relation to N1billion scam, the Indipendent Currupt Practices Commission (ICPC) allegeded Zamfara former governor Ahmed Sani Yariman Bakura diverted which was meant for rehabilitation of Gusau barrage in 2006.
The presiding judge, Justice Bello Muhammad Tukur during the sitting said, the court haven listened both ICPC and Yarima side, ruled that, the ICPC has no basis what so ever on its allegations haven considered former governor Ahmed Sani Yariman Bakura as public office holder in its submission before the cour.
“Being a public office holder Yarima have the constitutional right to take decision about any policy and program that could have direct impact to the state he governed during his stewardship in office as governor of the state”.
When contacted, one of the Senator Yarima’s counsel Mr. Ifeanyi Augustine Azuama shortly after the court final judgement while answering questions from journalists said, their submission to court was no case appeal against Yarima a situation which made the case been discharged by the court.
He said, all the 19 count charges against Yarima by the ICPC on money loundring was baseless, while described the judgement as a victory for the rule of law.
In a similar vain, Senator Yarima while answering questions from journalists shortly after the judgement described the judgement as a victory not only for him but for the entire people of the state.
He then thanks Almighty God for vindicating him out of the case, stressing that the money ICPC accused him for diversion was used for the wellbeing of his peoples not for his personal used.
When contacted, the ICPC plentiffs declined comment but one of them in an anonymous condition said, they may likely appeal on the matter if condition warrant.