- A Federal High Court in Abuja has threatened to revoke former Shehu Sani's bail
- The presiding judge, Justice I. E. Ekwo, made this known on Monday, June 29
- Sani failed to appear in court on Monday, June 29, over alleged bribery instituted against him by the EFCC
The Federal High Court sitting Abuja, the nation's capital, has vowed to revoke the bail it granted a former senator, Shehu Sani, if he fails to appear before it on the next adjourned date.
Vanguard reports that Sani on Monday, June 29, failed to appear in court following his prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for alleged bribery and fraud.
Legit.ng gathered that the anti-graft agency is prosecuting Sani on two-count criminal charges, bordering on name-dropping and obtaining the sum of USD$25,000.00 from Sani Dauda of ASD Motors, Kaduna.
The presiding judge, Justice I. E. Ekwo, threatened to revoke Shehu Sani's bail for his disregard to court order.
The report said that at the resumed trial on Monday, the EFCC’s head of media and publicity, Dele Oyewale, said the defence counsel, A.A. Ibrahim SAN informed the court that the defendant was not in court because his neighbour just died of COVID-19, following which the Kaduna state Government placed a movement restriction in the area.
“My Lord, the defendant is unavoidably absent in court today because one of his neighbours died of COVID-19, and the government of Kaduna state placed a restriction of movement in the area, hence making him absent. In the circumstance, we are pleading with the court to give us a date,” he said.
Prosecuting counsel, Abba Mohammed, who objected to the motion for adjournment informed the court that he had two witnesses in court and one of them came from the same Kaduna Shehu Sani complained about.
Justice Ekwo, thereafter, adjourned the case till July, 6,7,8 and 9, 2020 for the continuation of trial.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Sani explained why attacks by bandits in the northern parts of the country persist despite negotiations with the attackers.
It was reported that the former senator in a tweet on Monday, June 22, said there were three reasons why negotiations have not stopped attacks by bandits.
The first reason adduced by Sani was that bandits are cluster groups without central leadership. Another point noted by the activist is that bandits are motivated by money and can only be sustained by money.
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