The Federal Excessive Court docket sitting in Abuja has granted bail to a former Minister of Particular Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Tanimu Turaki, who’s going through fraud fees.
Justice Inyang Ekwo gave the order on Monday through the arraignment of the previous minister and three others.
The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) had filed 16 counts of illegal and felony misappropriation of funds towards Turaki, his aide, and two corporations.
Different defendants within the fees embrace one Sampson Okpetu who served as Turaki’s particular assistant, in addition to Samtee Necessities Restricted and Pasco Funding Restricted which allegedly belong to Okpetu.
When the counts have been learn to him, the previous minister pleaded not responsible to all the fees.
Okpetu additionally pleaded not responsible to the fraud fees levelled towards him by the Federal Authorities.
Thereafter, the presiding choose granted bail to the previous minister in self-recognisance.
He additionally fastened June 22, 23, 24, and 25, 2020 for the graduation of the trial.
Turaki, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, was the Minister for Particular Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs from 2013 to 2015.
He additionally served because the Supervising Minister of Labour underneath former President Goodluck Jonathan.