Court Grants Ex-Zamfara Governor Ahmed Sani N100m Bail Over N1Bn Fraud

Zamfara State High Court sitting in Gusau, the state capital, on Thursday, granted N100 million bail to former governor of the state, Senator Ahmed Sani who was brought to court by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) over mismanagement of N1 billion meant for the repairs of Gusau dam.

Sani, who was brought to the court alongside three other suspects, was facing 19-count charges filed in by the ICPC.

On reading the charges before the court presided over by Justice Bello Muhammad Shinkafi, counsel to the plaintiff, A. I. Raheem, alleged that the first accused had committed offences contrary to and punishable under sections 25 (1) (a) and 26 (C) of the Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Act 2000.

However, counsel to the defendants, Mahmud Abubakar, argued that he was in court to seek for bail for his clients, saying "the court should grant unconditional bail for the accused."

In his ruling, Justice Shinkafi granted the accused persons bail but however refused to heed to their prayers that the bail should be unconditional. He laid conditions for the bail which included N100 million and two sureties out of which one must be a resident of Gusau and be in possession of a property worth N150 million.

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