The Plateau State High Court has ordered Jonah Jang, a former governor of Plateau State, to answer questions over allegations of N6.3 billion fraud.
Justice Daniel Longji, the trial judge, gave the ruling at the resumption of the case on Tuesday.
Jang is standing alongside Yusuf Pam, a former cashier in the Office of the Secretary to the Plateau State Government, on 17 counts of alleged criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of state fund among others.
The former governor and his co-defendant during the last sitting on 23 December insisted that they had no case to answer despite the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) presenting 14 witnesses during the trial.
But in his ruling, Justice Longji said the accused duo have a case to answer regarding the charges levelled against them by the EFCC.
The judge, however, said he would return the case file to the Chief Judge of the state for reassignment to another judge as he would proceed on retirement after 45 years of service.
The former Plateau State governor faces a 17-count charge for abuse of office, embezzlement and money laundering to the tune of N10 billion.