A federal high court in Abuja has granted N10m bail to Shehu Sani, former senator representing Kaduna central, who was arraigned on Monday on a two-count charge of bribery and advanced fee fraud.
Justice Inyang Ekwo, granted him bail in the sum of N10m shortly after he was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The judge rebuffed EFCC’s opposition to Sani’s bail application in a ruling he delivered after hearing argument and counter-arguments canvassed by the defence and prosecution teams.
Granting him bail, Justice Ekwo ordered him to produce a responsible citizen with a landed asset worth the N10m bail sum as surety.
He also ordered the defendant to deposit his passport with the court’s registry and directed that he must not travel out of the country without express permission of the court.
He adjourned trial till February 24, 25 and 26.
The former senator was arrested by the EFCC on December 31, 2019 and had been in detention since then.