EFCC files fresh motion to set aside bail granted ex-Jigawa governor Turaki

Saminu Turaki [Photo Credit: QEDNG]
Saminu Turaki [Photo Credit: QEDNG]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday filed a fresh motion before an FCT High Court asking it to set aside the bail it granted Saminu Turaki, the former governor of Jigawa State.

The EFCC in the motion filed through its counsel, Mohammed Abubakar, claimed that the bail condition given Mr. Turaki by the presiding judge, Yusuf Halilu, was too liberal.

The commission also based it request on the ground that the matter had already been filed before an Abuja Federal High Court before the judge granted the bail.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the judge was not around to take the motion as at the time it was filed Friday evening.

The judge, who is one of the vacation judges, had on Thursday granted bail to the ex-governor who was in EFCC custody.

Mr Turaki had been in the EFCC custody since he was arrested at a public function in Abuja on July 4 but was granted bail on Thursday after approaching the court to seek for enforcement of his fundamental human right.

The judge had asked Mr. Turaki to provide two sureties who must be resident within the FCT and with a verifiable means of livelihood as part of the bail conditions.

The judge also ordered that the applicant should deposit all his travelling documents with the court registry.

Also as part of the bail conditions, the ex-governor was ordered to report to EFCC every two weeks to sign a register that would be opened for him.


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  • Shahokaya

    With a judge like this that gives such ridiculous bail terms to a suspect on the run for over four years, which criminal will not like to be taken before him?

    • Sanssouci

      What a joke the guy has been hiding in plain sight in nigeria for 4 years, of what use is it to confiscate his passport? this judge is actually mocking all of us “The judge had asked Mr. Turaki to provide two sureties who must be
      resident within the FCT and with a verifiable means of livelihood as
      part of the bail conditions.” This ,means any bricklayer or mai guard can stand surety for a man accused of stealing 36Billion NGN that has been on the run for 4 years.

  • Agba

    efcc should forget about all this corruption charges here an there without result,let the country go on regional you will copy how to fight corruption from other region.

  • Alhaji

    He is a quota judge, no problem. He is doing what he was appointed to do.