Nine additional suspects will be added to the nineteen accused persons who are standing trial on two counts of alleged culpable homicide and conspiracy, over the murder of a retired major-general, Idris Alkali.
The Plateau Director of Public Prosecution, Gidelia Fomyol, told Justice Daniel Longji of the State High Court sitting in Jos while taking over the matter from the police.
The police command legal office was formerly led by P.A Achoba.
Fomyol who made an Oral application to the court on taking over informed the court that the state Attorney-general Chrisantus Ahamadu had directed the state Ministry of Justice to take over the case as all charges labeled against the accused persons were stated offenses.
Counsel to all the accused persons, Yusuf Garba, and C.O Okoro had no objection to the application which they said had a legal backing of section 211 of the constitution, 1999 as amended and section 120 of the administration of Criminal Justice law of plateau state.
The DPP also informed the court that the former prosecutors had informed him of an application to amend a charge in the case and will, therefore, need a short adjournment date to enable him to study the case, and the application for amendment of a charge in the matter.
Justice Daniel Longji who observed that the court will be proceeding on Christmas break from Friday said he will need the permission of the Chief Judge of the State to seat during the break.
Mr Longji adjourned the case until December 17, to enable the DPP to prepare his case and listen to the application for the amendment of a charge in the case and the application for bail of the accused persons.