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Bankole, Nafada secure N200m bail

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri

ABUJA – Reprieve came the way of the embattled former speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole and his erstwhile deputy, Usman Bayero Nafada,  as they were ,Thursday, released on bail by an Abuja High Court sitting at Apo.

The court specifically ordered the duo to deposit N50 million each and one surety each in like sum, stressing that the said surety must be a civil servant not below the level of a Permanent Secretary who must be resident within the Federal Capital Territory.

Justice Suleiman Belgore who released them on bail after he had dismissed a counter-affidavit that was filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in opposition to their consolidated  bail applications, ordered the anti-graft agency to retain the diplomatic and official passports of the former speaker and his deputy, saying they should remain in custody pending when all the conditions are perfected.


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