The Federal High Court in Gombe has again adjourned ruling on the application filed by Counsel to former Governor of Gombe State, Sen. Danjuma Goje, Mr Adeniyi Akintola.
Goje's counsel, in the application, asked that the 18-count charge of laundering more than N25 billion public funds filed before it by the EFCC should be quashed.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Judge, Justice Babatunde Quadri, had on Dec. 9, 2011, adjourned till March 13, to enable him rule on the application.
But a court official told NAN on Tuesday that counsel to Goje had written to the court seeking another adjournment of the ruling.
The source said that Akintola had told the court that he would be going for medical treatment in London, but that the counsel to EFCC, Mr Wahab Shittu first objected to the request.
NAN also learnt that when the two counsel could not agree, the judge adjourned till March 20, to enable him rule on the application.
At the court on Tuesday, neither of the counsel was in court, while the judge, who was said to have returned from a seminar the previous day was yet to report as at 9.45 a.m.
Goje was arraigned alongside Alhaji Aliyu El-Nafaty, the former Executive Chairman of Gombe State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and two contractors, S.M. Dokoro and Alhaji Sabo Tumu by the EFCC on Oct. 17, 2011.