Former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, his son, Senator Abdulaziz Nyako, along with others were re-arraigned on Monday before a Federal High Court in Abuja over alleged N40bn fraud from the state treasury between January 2011 and December 2014, by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
They were re-arraigned on 37 counts of money laundering allegedly perpetrated while Nyako was governor of Adamawa State.
They were initially arraigned on August 7, 2015 and the case had proceeded to trial before Justice Chukwu died in June.
The case was subsequently re-assigned to Justice Okon Abang before whom the accused pleaded not guilty again on Monday.
Justice Abang allowed the defendants to continue to attend their trial on bail in the same terms and conditions earlier imposed by the late Justice Chukwu.
The court subsequently fixed November 17 and 21 for trial to begin afresh.