Adoke Gets Bail
By Samuel Victor Akpan
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted bail to former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke (SAN) and his co-defendant, Aliyu Abubakar.
In her ruling on Monday, Justice Binta Nyako granted them bail on the conditions attached to an earlier bail granted them by a Federal Capital Territiory (FCT) High Court in Gwagwalada, before which they were earlier arraigned on another charge.
The court had last week granted bail to Adoke to the sum of N50 million and one surety in likesome while Abubakar was granted bail at the sum of N50 million and directed to produce two sureties who must have landed properties within the FCT.
Adoke is being arraigned on a six-count charge bordering on money laundering.
Earlier, Adoke had pleaded with the Federal High Court to be remanded in Kuje Correctional Prisons rather than with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
He made the application after he pleaded not guilty to a seven-count money laundering charge against him by the EFCC. He was rearrested after he met the bail conditions of the Federal High court in Gwagawalada.
He was docked along with his co-defendant Aliyu Abubakar. Both men had pleaded to be released on bail pending the time the case against them will be determined.
Additional Reports by Ene Okon