Two Chinese citizens granted bail after bribery allegations

Written by on May 21, 2020

A HIGH COURT IN SOKOTO STATE HAS GRANTED BAIL TO TWO CHINESE CITIZENS ACCUSED OF BRIBING AN OFFICIAL OF THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION (EFCC).

JUSTICE MUHAMMAD SAIDU SIFAWA WHO IS ALSO THE CHIEF JUDGE OF SOKOTO STATE GRANTED THE ACCUSED PERSON BAIL TODAY, ADDING THAT THE RESPONDENTS HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO DISLODGE THE PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE OF THE ACCUSED.

IT COULD BE RECALLED THAT THE SUSPECTS WERE ARRESTED LAST WEEK FOR OFFERING THE SUM OF 100 MILLION NAIRA BRIBE TO THE ZONAL HEAD OF THE ANTI-GRAFT AGENCY IN SOKOTO STATE, ABDULLAHI LAWAL.

THE TERM OF THE BAIL DEMANDS THE ACCUSED TO SUBMIT THE SUM OF 5 MILLION NAIRA EACH AND TWO SURETY IN LIKE SUM, ONE OF WHICH MUST BE RESIDENT IN SOKOTO AND HAVE A LANDED PROPERTY THAT HAS A CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY.


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