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Lamido, sons get N75m bail



How ex-Gov Lamido battled to get bail

Reprieve came the way of former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, today as a Federal High Court in Abuja granted him and his two sons, bail.
The former governor and his sons, who are facing money laundering charges, brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), were arraigned last week in Kano, but remanded pending their bail application hearing on September 28.
They were however transferred to Kuje Prison in Abuja, yesterday, and their case assigned to another judge, Justice Gabriel Kolawole, who considered and granted their bail application.
The trio and the fourth accused person, Abubakar Wada, were admitted to a N25 million bail bond each, in addition to a requirement that they submit their passports to the court.

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Justice Kolawole also directed that they provide two sureties each, one of which must be a civil servant of grade level 16 or retired as such, or a businessman who owns a landed property not worth less that N75 million in Abuja or Jigawa state.

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