Judge Grants Sule Lamido And Sons Bail

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted former Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State, and his two sons, bail.

Both Lamido and his sons were arraigned by the anti-graft commission (EFCC), in Kano last week for money laundering charges.

The Lamidos were however transferred to Kuje prison in Abuja on Monday, ahead of a court hearing on Tuesday, of which a new judge was assigned to consider the bail application. Gabriel Kolawole, the new judge assigned to the case however granted the bail based on self-recognition as the former governor of Jigawa State.

Mr. Lamido, his two sons, and one other accused person, Abubakar Wada, were admitted to a N25 million bail bond each, in addition to a requirement that they submit their travel passport to the court.

The court 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.

The sureties must also provide two recent passport photographs.

They are to be released from prison once the bail conditions are met.

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