Seriki Adinoyi in Jos
A Jos High Court on Friday granted bail to a former governorship aspirant under the defunct CPC in Bauchi State, Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu, popularly known as ‘Dan China’.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on Thursday arraigned him before Justice Yakubu Dakwak of State High Court II on charges of conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence from his client.
Also charged with Adamu was his company, Solid Unit Nig. Ltd., for allegedly collecting the sum of N23,431,000 from one Olajide Olaleye, for the supply of iron ore and zinc but failed to do so.
However, when the case came up for hearing, Adamu pleaded not guilty of the charges.
Mr Banjamin Manji, the prosecution counsel, had told the court that action of the accused contravened section 8 (a) and punishable under section 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Related Offences Law of 2006.
The defence counsel, Mr Gyang Zi had applied for the bail to be granted the accused on the ground that he would not jump bail being a responsible citizen, who has no previous criminal record.
“My Lord, my client has been in EFCC detention for about two months now for this very case that is civil in nature and not criminal.
“I hereby apply for his bail which when granted will not be violated in anyway by my client, who is so responsible,’’ Zi pleaded.
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