11 Jul 2015

Abuja Court grants former Adamawa Governor, Muritala Nyako and sons N350million bail

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to a former Governor of Adamawa State, Mr Muritala Nyako, his son, Senator Abdulaziz Nyako and two others accused of corruption, abuse of office and money laundering.

Justice Evoh Chukwu released the former governor and his co-accused persons on bail, on the condition that they will provide two sureties each in the sum of 350 million Naira.

According to him, both sureties must be serving Directors in any government establishment or one Director serving in a Federal Parastatal .

The accused persons must also deposit two passport photographs each and all their travel documents with the court.

Mr Nyako was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for allegations of corruption and money laundering.

Governor Nyako is the second governor granted bail by a court in Abuja on Friday. Earlier, a court had earlier granted bail to a former Imo State Governor, Ikedi Ohakim, who is also facing charges of corruption, abuse of office and money laundering.

Credit: Channels

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