A Federal High Court sitting in Dutse, Jigawa State, on Thursday, discharged and acquitted former Jigawa State governor, Ibrahim Saminu Turaki, of the N8.3 billion corruption charges leveled against him by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission.
The trial judge, Justice Hassan Dikko, while giving his ruling, struck out all charges and discharged all the accused persons and acquitted them.
The court further ordered that the travel documents of Saminu Turaki be released to him with immediate effect.
The former governor was arraigned alongside three other companies on 33-count charges in 2007 shortly after leaving office.
Turaki was dragged before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal Capital Territory High Court where he was remanded at Kuje Central Prison and was later released on bail.
The case was later transferred to the Federal High Court, Dutse, in 2011 after the former governor challenged the jurisdiction of the FCT division of the court.