Justice Yusuf Halilu of a Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court, Abuja on Monday granted the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, former clerk of the National Assembly, Alhaji Salisu Maikasuwa bail.
Saraki, Ekweremadu, former clerk of the National Assembly, Salisu Maikasuwa and the Deputy Clerk, Benedict Efeturi are facing charges of alleged criminal conspiracy and forgery of the senate standing rules, 2015. The charges were brought against them by the Federal Government.
The prosecutor, M.S. Diri had filed an application before the Halilu-led court seeking that the accused persons be denied bail because they may tamper with the course of the investigation and may likely jump bail.
Justice Halilu in his ruling granted the accused bail.
“Considering the submission of the counsels of the accused person, I allow all the accused persons to go home.
“They shall present two reasonable sureties who should be Nigerian, owned landed properties in Asokoro, Maitama, Wuse 2 and Garki.
“If they fail to meet the bail condition, they shall be remanded in Kuje prison.”
The judge consequently adjourned the matter till July 11 for the continuation of trial.