An FCT High Court on Monday cautioned parties, their agents and surrogates to stop interfering with prosecution witnesses.
The judge, Justice Adebukola Banjoko, gave the advise at the resumed trial of former Taraba State governor, Jolly Nyame, on Tuesday.
Banjoko said she received complaints from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s prosecution team that the defendant was interfering with their witnesses.
The judge also said one of her staff had been receiving messages in her mobile phone.
“All these interference should stop, nothing but the truth will carry the day,’’ Banjoko said, and adjourned the case till Nov. 1.
Nyame is standing trial on 41 counts of money laundering, criminal breach of trust and gratification of N1.64bn.
The Prosecuting counsel for EFCC, Mr Henry Ejiga, told the court that the matter could not go on due to the defendant’s interference with the prosecution witnesses.
“We encountered constrains in bringing in our witness because the defendant had been interfering with our witnesses.
“We are bringing this information to the notice of the court in case we decide to take any action as we intend to conduct an investigation,’’ Ejiga said.NAN