BY VICTOR BUORO, ABUJA – A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Monday granted bail to former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Mohammed Adoke (SAN) and his co-defendant, Aliyu Abubakar over fresh money laundering charge filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
In her ruling granting both men bail, Justice Binta Nyako, said the conditions attached are same as an earlier bail they got at a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Gwagwalada, where they had also been arraigned on another charge.
Justice Nyako’s ruling follows the two defendants’ arraignment in her Court on a six-count charge of money laundering and related offences brought against them by the anti-graft agency
On Thursday, January 30, 2020, the. FCT High Court, presided over by Justice Abubakar Kutigi, had granted bail to Adoke and Abubakar at N50 million and a surety each.
Each of the sureties, Justice Kutigi ordered, must not only reside in Abuja, but also have property in Abuja metropolis worth the bail sums imposed on the defendants individually.
The Court also directed the defendants to deposit their travel documents with its Registrar and must not travel outside the court’s jurisdiction without its permission.
In her ruling on the bail application, Justice Nyako adopted all the initial conditions to apply in this fresh case.