has granted bail to Senate President, Bukola
Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu,Salisu Maikasuwa,
former clerk of the national assembly, and
Benedict Efeturi, deputy clerk of the
In his argument, Saraki's counsel, Paul
Erokoro asked the court to grant the Senate
President bail on self-recognition.
"The entire proof of service did not mention
the third defendant (Saraki) in this case. The
police never investigated the third
defendant. It is a notorious fact that the third
defendant has been standing trial at the Code
of Conduct Tribunal, (CCT) so it is ridiculous to
say he will run away. He is the president of the
senate, where will he run to? He is too big to
hide. I urge your lordship to grant him bail on
self-recognition," he argued.
Joseph Daodu, counsel to Ekweremadu, who
stated that it is shameful how the country is
denting its democracy by the trial,
requested the court to grant his client bail on
self-recognition, adding that he is ready for
"The third and fourth (Ekweremadu)
defendants are number one and two citizens
of the legislature. It is shameful we are
denting our democracy this way. We are ready
for trial even today, so we urge your lordship
to grant the fourth defendant bail," he said.
After all the saga, the judge adjourned to July 11 for trial.