The Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to a former member of the Senate representing Kaduna Central, Senator Shehu Sani.
Justice Inyang Ekwo granted Senator Sani bail on Monday in Abuja during his arraignment on two counts of bribery and advance fee fraud.
The charges were preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Senator Sani, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges while his counsel, A. Ibrahim, asked the court to grant his client bail.
After listening to the arguments of the two lawyers, Justice Ekwo granted Senator Sani bail but not without conditions.
(1) He was granted bail in the sum of N10 million.
(2) and a surety that must be a responsible citizen with landed property within the court’s jurisdiction.
(3)The judge also asked the accused to deposit his international passport with the court.
(4) and must not travel out of the country without the permission of the court.
He, thereafter, adjourned the case until February 24, 25, and 26 for accelerated trial.