Nigeria has become a beehive of corruption with politicians and elites milking the country dry with the support of the toothless anti-corruption agencies.
In 2011, Danjuma Goje was accused by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for N52 billion.
He is facing trial alongside others for corrupt practices and money laundering while he was Governor of Gombe State.
At the resumption of the trial in 2017, EFCC amended the charges and filed a N5 billion case against Goje after forging a document titled, ‘Resolution authorizing His Excellency the Executive Governor of Gombe State to acquire a loan of with Ref. No: GM/HA/RES/VOL. 1/17.
Goje returned to the National Assembly at the 2019 elections and contested for the seat of Senate President with Ahmed Lawan.
In order to convince Goje to back down from the race, President Muhammadu Buhari promised to drop the N5 billion fraud case against Goje.
The President also ordered the EFCC to withdraw from prosecuting Goje.
At the latest hearing in Jos on Friday, June 5, 2019, one Pius Ukeyima Akutah from the Ministry of Justice took over the case from EFCC’s counsel, Wahab Shittu.