After arraignment, court grants Shehu Sani N10 million bail

After arraignment, court grants Shehu Sani N10 million bail

After arraignment, court grants Shehu Sani N10 million bail

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja granted Shehu Sani, a former senator, bail in the sum of N10 million with one surety in like sum.

Senator Shehu Sani, who at a time represented Kaduna Central in the last Senate, was brought forward by the EFCC on a two-count charge bordering on alleged bribery.

The former Senator Pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

Count One of the charges reads: That you, Shehu Sani on or about the 20th of November 2019, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of Fifteen Thousand United States of America Dollars (USD 15.000.00) cash from Alhajj Sani Dauda (ASD) under the false pretence that the money was meant to bribe four (4) Judges and a Prosecutor, pursuant to your discussion with the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), during which he informed you that he has directed the four Judges not to hear any case between Alhaji Sani Dauda (ASD) and Abubakar Musa, which representation you knew to be false, contrary to and punishable under section 1(1) and (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act, No. 14 of 2006.

In December, the former senator was arrested for allegedly “collecting $25,000″ in the name of the EFCC acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu.

His Lawyer, Abdul Ibrahim, demanded that the court grant his client bail.

Mr Ibrahim also stated that that Mr Sani would not interfere with the witnesses that would be called in the case.

The lawyer further asked the court to put into consideration that his client would need to take care of his family, businesses and prepare adequately for trial.

While granting bail to the former senator, the judge gave an order that Mr Sani to produce a responsible surety who has a landed property that is worth the bail sum.

He also gave an order that the defendant should submit his international passport to the court.

Mr Sani should not for any reason travel out of the country without first seeking for permission from the court.

The matter has so far been adjourned to the 24th of February, for the commencement of trial.

After arraignment, court grants Shehu Sani N10 million bail



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