Former Senate President Adolphus Wabara and two others Ibrahim Abdulazeez and John Azuta Mbata – former senators have been discharged and acquitted by a high court in Abuja over allegations of bribe for budget leveled against them by the federal government.

The development comes 14 years after the suit was filed.

In his ruling, the presiding judge S.E Aladetoyinbo said the suit lacks witnesses to prosecute the charge.

He then discharged the defendants under section 355 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015.

Two other defendants who were listed in the suit are a former House of Representatives member Garba Matazu and Minister of Education Fabian Osuji.

The duo were not present in the court, in a suit filed by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).