Dasuki, Bafarawa Others Get Bail With Conditions From Another Court

Channels Television  
Updated December 21, 2015

dasukiThe Former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), a former Minister for State of Finance, Bashir Yuguda, a former Sokoto Governor, Attahiru Bafarawa ‎and three others have been granted bail with conditions.

Their bail was granted on Monday by another Federal Capital Territory High Court in the sum of 250 million Naira each and two sureties in like sum.

Ruling on the bail application on Monday Justice Peter Affem, ordered that ‎the sureties must be a retired or serving civil servant in a government parastatal.

One of the sureties must be resident of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, who must also own landed property worth 250 million Naira.

The ‎court also ordered the accused persons to deposit their traveling documents with the Court Registrar and in the case where this condition applies in another court, the accused persons must get a letter from the Court Registrar of the said court indicating that the passport was in the custody of the court.

Justice Peter Affem ‎also ordered that in case of further investigation, the defendants could only appear at the anti-graft agency within the hours of 9:00am to 6:00pm local time.

‎The counsels representing the accused are also to recommend in writing that sureties are of good standing.

Justice Affem ordered the accused persons to be remanded in the prison pending when they meet their bail conditions.‎

Colonel Dasuki and five other accused persons are standing trial on a 22-count charge for alleged diversion of funds, misappropriation and breach of trust to the tune of 19. 4 billion Naira.

The charges were brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.