The substantive case in the alleged violation of fundamental rights filed by Bala Mohammed against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been adjourned until January 26.
The case, which was adjourned at the last sitting on Wednesday before Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf of an FCT High Court, could not go on.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the date of adjournment was at the instance of all the counsel.
Mr. Mohammed, former minister under former President Goodluck Jonathan, had been in the custody of the EFCC since October 21 following petitions against him from members of the public.
The former minister filed a motion on Notice on November 16 before Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf for enforcement of his fundamental rights which he claimed the EFCC had violated.
Mr. Baba-Yusuf on November 29 granted him bail, adding that the bail was granted according to the Provisions of Sections 165 and 158 (b) of the Administration of Justice Act 2015.
The judge held “the right to bail includes the right to fair hearing’’.
The judge also held that the applicant had met the bail conditions given to him by the EFCC, but EFCC failed to verify it.
Mr. Baba-Yusuf adopted the bail condition given by the EFCC as an administrative bail.
He granted him bail without any amount; two sureties of the rank of directors in the Federal Civil Service, who must have certified landed properties in Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC.
He also ordered that the applicant should deposit his international passport in the court.
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