Nigeria’s former Jigawa State governor, Saminu Turaki is currently cooling off at the Kuje prisons, Abuja pending outcome of his bail conditions. 
Turaki was arraigned on Tuesday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a 32-count charge bordering on money laundering alongside three companies, INC Natural Resources Ltd, Apel Construction Ltd and WideHeart Construction Ltd.
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja ordered that he should be remanded in Kuje prisons pending the satisfaction of his bail conditions.
Counsel, to the former governor,  Ahmed Raji (SAN) told the court that the defense was not aware that Turaki, who pleaded not guilty to the charges was scheduled for arraignment on Tuesday.
To this end, he urged the court through an oral application to grant his client bail on ground that the defendant is not an ordinary citizen as he had ruled a state for eight years.
In response to this, the prosecuting counsel, Mohammed Abubakar told the court that the defendant was arrested pursuant to a bench warrant issued in September 2014 by Justice Sabi’u Yahuza and that since then, the commission have been making effort to get hold of him without success until July 4.
While delivering his judgement,  the trial judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba noted that the defendant was entitled to bail in the sum of N500 million with two sureties in the sum N250 million each.
According to him, each of ‎the sureties  should either be a businessman, private person or a civil servant not below the level of Director and must have a landed property within the FCT or any of the Satellite towns within Abuja.
Also, he held that the sureties must deposit their proof of tax payment from the Federal Inland Revenue Service.
He added that the defendant must deposit his travel documents with the court’s registrar and must report to the headquarters of the EFCC every first working day of every month and ordered that Turaki be remanded at the prisons pending the time he meets his bail conditions.
Source: globalvillageextra