Court Grants Shehu Sani N10m Bail, Seizes Passport


Shehu Sani
Senator Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has been granted a N10m bail by a federal high court sitting in Abuja.

The former lawmaker was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday on a two-count charge of bribery.

Abdul Ibrahim, Sani’s counsel, asked the court to grant bail to his client, adding that Sani would not interfere with the witnesses that would be called in the case.

According to him, the court should also consider that Sani would need to take care of his family, businesses and prepare adequately for trial.

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However, Abba Mohammed, the prosecution while opposing the bail, said it is possible that Sani would interfere with witnesses in the case. He asked the court to refuse the bail request.

Inyang Ekwo, the judge, in granting the bail, said the prosecution did not show good reasons why the defendant should not be admitted to bail.

The judge also asked Sani to produce a surety who has landed property that is worth the bail sum. The registrar of the court is to verify the authenticity of the landed property.

Sani was also ordered by the judge to submit his international passport to the court and that he must not travel outside Nigeria without obtaining permission from the court.

The case was adjourned till March 24 for the commencement of trial.


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