He urged Abang not to grant the EFCC’s forfeiture order towards Dan-Galadima, who represents Kaura-Namoda Federal Constituency of Zamfara, following his lack of ability to provide the defendant in courtroom.
The lawyer restated that since Faisal had been arrested from the data reaching him, it will be of no use for the lawmaker to forfeit the landed property used as assure for the N60 million bail bond.
“My lord, I used to be reliably knowledgeable that the Defendant had been arrested. He was arrested final evening and he’s in custody,” the lawyer mentioned.
The EFCC’s counsel, Farouk Abdullah, nonetheless, mentioned although he heard the data that Faisal had been arrested, it was nonetheless on the realm of hypothesis.
Abdullah, who mentioned that the defendant had not been handed over to the fee, insisted that the forfeiture proceedings ought to start.
“He is not in our custody yet, but we got information unofficially that he has been arrested,” he added.
On his half, Anayo Adibe, who introduced appearance for Faisal, additionally corroborated Sheriff’s submission.
He urged the court to droop the forfeiture continuing against the surety “to allow the court to ascertain the authenticity or otherwise of the defendant’s status.”
In a bench ruling, Justice Abang dismissed the adjournment request and ordered the surety to maneuver the appliance he filed to point out trigger why he mustn’t forfeit the bail bond to the Federal Authorities.
After taking arguments from events, the judge adjourned till Dec. 21 for ruling on the matter.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) observes that details about Faisal’s arrest got here barely one week after Maina, who had jumped bail in his ongoing N2 billion cash laundering trial was arrested within the Republic of Niger and brought back to the court.
Faisal, who’s being prosecuted in a separate three-count cash laundering case, had jumped bail and stopped attending trial which had although continued in his absence.
Justice Abang on Nov. 24, revoked the bail granted him and ordered his arrest.
The decide additionally ordered the fleeing defendant’s surety, who’s a member of the House of Representatives, to appear in court.
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