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TRIAL of former governor of Taraba, Jolly Nyame, was stalled yesterday in an FCT High Court, Gudu, due to the absence of EFCC prosecution witness. The prosecution was to produce its witness in court to testify against the former governor. Nyame, who is facing trial on a 41-count charge of money laundering, criminal breach of trust and gratification of N1.64billion Taraba fund, was present in court. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), counsel to the EFCC, told the court that he could not get in contact with his witnesses due to the fact that they changed their addresses. He, however, promised the court that on the next adjourned date, he would appear with his witnesses. “These witnesses are no longer with the commission; that’s what makes it difficult to contact them.’’ He said he would contact the commission’s chairman in order to facilitate the process. The defence counsel, Mr. Ahmed Yusuf asked the court for a date for the next hearing after the court’s vacation. “The prosecution intends to continue the case by calling their last witness. We did not object to the case being adjourned,” he said. The judge, Justice Adebukola Banjoko, lamented that the case was up to 10 years, as she adjourned hearing to June 28.