The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered an investigation into an allegation by an online publication that the court was planning to jail a former Benue governor, Gabriel Suswam.
Igberetvnews claimed that Justice Okon Abang, who is presently presiding over the trial of Mr Suswam, had prior contact with the prosecution team and some All Progressives Congress (APC) officials in respect to the case.
In his ruling on Wednesday, Mr Abang, after taking arguments from lawyers in the ongoing trial, ordered that the investigation be carried out into the allegations by the publication.
The judge asked the Inspector-General of Police, State Security Service (SSS) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to conduct the investigation. He gave them 21 days to submit the report…