Court Orders Former Jigawa Governor To Be Remanded In Jail


A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday, has ordered the remand of ex-Jigawa state governor, Saminu Turaki, in Kuje Prison, Abuja, barely five days after a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Maitama, Abuja, granted him bail.
Justice Dimgba, ordered his remand after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission re-arraigned Turaki and three companies on 32 counts of money laundering offences involving about N37bn.

The defendants were said to have committed the offences between 2006 and 2007 while the former governor was in office.

Turaki, alongside his co-defendants — INC Natural Resources Ltd., Arkel Construction Nigeria Ltd and Wildcat Construction Ltd — were earlier arraigned before the Dutse, Jigawa State Division of the Federal High Court, in 2011.

But he was said to have since evaded trial until the EFCC, acting on an arrest warrant issued against Turaki by the court in Dutse about three years ago, arrested him on July 4, 2017, at an event in Abuja.


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