Monday, 27 June 2016

Fogery Trial: Court grants Saraki, Ekweremadu bail.

Justice of the federal capital territory (FCT) high court, has granted bail to Senate President Bukola Saraki, his deputy Ike Ekweremadu, and two other accused persons, Salisu Maikasuwa, former clerk of the national assembly, and Benedict Efeturi, deputy clerk of the legislature.

‎The judge held that the essence of bail was to enable an accused person to stand trial.

He also said that accused persons had not been proved guilty, hence the need to release them on bail.

However, he ordered that the defendants were to provide two reasonable sureties who must be Nigerians and who must own property in Abuja, the failure of which they would be remanded in Kuje prison, Abuja.
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