WAKIL GRANTED BAIL BY MAIDUGURI COURT

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Former Minister of State for Power, Muhammad Wakil, has been granted bail on a seven-count charge of fraud involving the alleged multimillion dollars alleged looted PDP campaign fund for 2015 elections.

 

Wakil was arraigned alongside Garba Abacha, Ibrahim Shehu Birma, Abubakar Ali Kullima and Muhammad Baba Kachalla before the Federal High Court sitting in Maiduguri, Borno State.

 

The men were alleged to have conspired to commit money laundering to the tune of over three hundred and forty-one million naira looted public fund.

 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, alleged that the money was part of the sum of one hundred and fifteen million dollars, purportedly distributed to PDP leaders and electoral officials by former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Maduke.

 

All five accused persons had pleaded not guilty to the charges and were admitted to bail by Justice Muhammad Tanko Salihu in the sum of ten million naira each, with two sureties in the sum of five million naira each.

 

The Court also ordered that the sureties must have a landed property within or outside the jurisdiction of the court worth the amount of their surety bond.

 

EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed in a statement obtained by our correspondent that the case has been adjourned to 1st November for trial.

 

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