Gracious George, Yenagoa
A Sagbama High Court sitting in Yenagoa has adjourned to April 16, 2021, the trial of a former General Manager of Radio Bayelsa, Dr. John Idumange, for accusing top officials of the state government of allegedly diverting a N3 billion Agric loan.
The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Biriyai Dambo (SAN), had sued Idumange for misdemeanour and seditious publications against top officials of the Prosperity Administration.
Counsel to Idumange, J.D. Olubowale, said there was no evidence that hearing notices had been served on other parties after the cases were reassigned.
To that effect, Justice I.A. Uzakah, fixed the new date and ordered the court registrar to serve hearing notices on all the affected parties in the case.
It could be recalled that the court had on March 11 in Yenagoa, ordered Idumange’s detention for 30 days pending Police investigation, after he was arrested on March 10.
Idumange was arrested at the premises of Royal FM, a private radio station in Yenagoa just before he was scheduled to appear on a live program to discuss issues sorrounding the 3 Billion naira Agric loan.
The State High Court, Sagbama Division had granted bail to Idumange and the case earlier assigned to Justice Ebiyerin Omukoro was reassigned to Justice Uzakah.