Suswam’s Trial Adjourned Till May 5

Suswam’s Trial Adjourned Till May 5

The Federal High Court in Abuja that is prosecuting former Benue state governor, Dr. Gabriel Torwua Suswam, in an alleged fraud charges has adjourned the case till May 5, 2016.

This came as a result of the inability of the prosecuting counsel to get an interpreter for the fourth prosecution witness who had earlier told the court that he is an illiterate and didn’t understand English Language which is the official language of the court.

Expressing his displeasure over the way the prosecutor handled the case on Thursday, Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed who presided over the hearing said he granted the adjournment so the prosecuting counsels would have time to get an interpreter for the fourth witness.

Our reporter reports that the entire court was stunned when the fourth prosecution witness informed the court that he is an illiterate and did not understand English language, being the official language in the court

However, all efforts on the part of the prosecution to get an interpreter to interpret the local language of the witness to English language proved abortive.

After the drama, the prosecution counsel, Mr. Adebisi Adeniyi, urged Justice Mohammed to adjourn the trial till Friday (yesterday) to enable him get an interpreter for the witness but the defence counsel, Mr. Joseph Daudu (SAN), who did not object to the request for adjournment quickly urged the court to adjourn the matter till May 5, 2016 so as to give the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission the privilege to get an interpreter.

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