By Vivian Okejeme, Abuja
The former senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani was yesterday, arraigned and granted bail to the tune of N10million.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is before the Federal High Court, Abuja alleging a two counts charge of bribery and advance fee fraud against the former lawmaker.
Sequel to the arraignment, counsel to the defendant, A. A. Ibrahim, asked the court to grant him leave to move Mr Sani’s bail application.
Responding, counsel to the EFCC, Abba Mohammed, asked the court for a remand order against Mr Sani, adding that he was just served in the morning.
However, the trial judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo, dismissed EFCC’s opposition to Sani’s bail application.
Granting him bail, Justice Ekwo ordered him to produce a responsible citizen with a landed asset worth the N10m bail sum as surety.
He also ordered the defendant to deposit his passport with the court’s registry and directed that he must not travel out of the country without express permission of the court.
The judge also directed the court’s registry to verify the assets and title documents to be tendered as a guarantee by the surety.
He also ordered the court’s registry to notify in writing the Nigeria Immigration Services that the defendant’s passport was in its custody.
Meantime, the matter was adjourned till February 24, 25 and 26 for continuation.