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Forgery: Saraki, Ekweremadu granted bail on self recognition

27 June 2016, 12:22

Abuja -  Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu were on Monday granted bail on self recognition, reports NewsDay.

The two principal officers of the Senate alongside the former Clerk of the National Assembly, Salisu Maikasuwa, and his deputy, Benedict Efeturi were charged with criminal conspiracy and forgery of the Senate Standing Rules, 2015.

They were arraigned before the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court presided over by Justice Halilu Yusuf, reports News 24.

All four accused persons pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge.

The court, however, asked Maikasuwa and Efeturi to produce two guarantors each.

Also read: Forgery: Justice minister advises Saraki, Ekweremadu to face trial

The sureties must have landed property in Maitama, Asokoro, Garki or Wuse.

The trial judge ordered the two to be remanded in Kuje prison until they meet the bail conditions.

The case has been adjourned till July 11. 

- News 24


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