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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Is Turaki A Burkinabe?

Corrupt Governors Granted Bail, But...

Embattled former Governor of Plateau State, Chief Joshua Dariye, was this morning granted bail by the Federal High Court, Abuja, but he cannot go home yet because he has another matter hanging on his neck at the FCT High Court, Gudu, Abuja. Dariye, who is standing trial on money laundering and criminal concealment charges before Justice Babs Kuewumi of the Federal High Court, was granted bail in the sum of N100 million with two sureties. Each of the sureties must be a senator or/and a traditional ruler with landed properties in Abuja. Despite this, Dariye is to remain at the Kuje Prison as there is another 41-count charge of theft filed against him at the FCT High Court, Gudu, Abuja. The matter is being presided over by Justice Abimbola Banjoko. And in the matter concerning Alhaji Saminu Turaki former governor of Jigawa State, who is standing trial for alleged corrupt enrichment and criminal concealment at the Federal High Court, Abuja, his counsel, Ayodele Adedeji (SAN), this morning moved the motion for adoption of his bail application. In his argument, the counsel maintained that the offences for which the former governor was standing trial were bailable and that he should be granted bail. But the EFCC lawyer, Rotimi Jacobs, opposed the application on the grounds that Turaki would likely jump bail because he holds multiple passports. Jacob argued that being a citizen of Nigeria and Burkina Fasso, Turaki could flee to Burkina Fasso to escape prosecution. The EFCC counsel pointed out to the judge the implications which granting Turaki bail would have on his trial. He said it would be injurious to the trial to grant Turaki his application for bail. Justice Binta Murtala Nyako adjourned till Friday, 27 July 2007 hearing in the bail application.
Courtesy: Sahara Reporters


Blogger catwalq said...

o pari.
When u have a chance to do great things and instead u choose to live less than a dog.
Tu fia kwa. useless people

Fri Jul 27, 12:35:00 PM EDT  
Blogger catwalq said...

by d way, politriks, how bodi?

Fri Jul 27, 12:35:00 PM EDT  
Blogger catwalq said...


Mon Jul 30, 01:07:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Ugo Daniels said...

oK, whether he's from MArs of Jupiter, the law must be maintained.

On the flip side, most of these governors have west african passports they use to escape thru the borders whenever EFCC wants to catch them..hehe

Mon Jul 30, 08:33:00 AM EDT  
Blogger linda ikeji said...

the wahala going on in this country no be small thing just glad that this governors are paying for their actions

Mon Jul 30, 12:43:00 PM EDT  
Blogger pamelastitch said...

regardless of where he is from...he should be punished....:-(


Thu Aug 02, 04:36:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Waffarian said...

huh? I don't get it, he served as a governor with double citizenship? Is that allowed? I know to serve in a lot of countries ministries, etc,it is not allowed. Anyway, I might be wrong though, afterall, na naija we dey!

bros, which ones?

Thu Aug 02, 07:58:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Omodudu said...

He could be from Madagascar for all I care, just give us our money...

Thu Aug 09, 12:02:00 PM EDT  

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