Court Admits Hon Friday Sani Makama to N5m Bail, Remanded in Prison on Fresh Charges

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An Abuja chief magistrates’ court, on Tuesday, admitted a member of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Friday Sani, a.k.a Makama, to bail in the sum of N5 million with one surety, who must reside in Abuja and must be a Grade Level 15 officer and above.

The court also granted Sani’s co-accused, Job David, bail in the sum of  N1 million and one surety in the like sum.

The matter was, however, adjourned till July 15.

The chief magistrate, Usman Shuaibu, however, ordered that the lawmaker be remanded in the police custody, following further allegations by the prosecution counsel, Simon Lough, who alleged that the police had arrested two robbers who made confessional statements that the lawmaker was the one supplying them with arms and ammunition.

“I will admit the two accused persons to bail but the first accused will be remanded until Friday, June 14, to enable the police to complete their investigation.

“The second accused person’s bail commences today, hence there are no further allegations against him by the prosecution,” the court held.

Sani, who is the chairman, committee on public account in Kogi State House of Assembly, was arraigned last week Friday alongside David.


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