A Federal Capital Territory High Court yesterday granted former Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda, ex-National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki (rtd) and three others bail in the sum of N250 million each.
Yuguda is standing trial alongside former Director of Finance in NSA office, Shuaibu Salisu, former Governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa, his son, Sagir Attahiru and their company, Dalhatu Investment Limited.
They were arraigned by EFCC on a 22-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust, misappropriation and retention of proceeds of crime worth N19.4billion.
They all pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Delivering ruling in a bail application filed by the defence lawyers, Justice Peter Affen ordered that the defendants must produce surety each and that one of them must not be below the level of director in the federal civil service.
Justice Affen said that the sureties must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court.
The judge also ordered that the sureties must have landed properties which must be verified and valued by surveyors to have cost same amount (N250million) within Abuja.
He said that the titled documents of the said properties and the international passports of the defendants must be submitted to the court.
Justice Affen also ordered that, in case of any further investigation by the prosecution, the defendants must not be kept outside the hours of 9.am to 6pm when the need arises.
He said if the EFCC has any reason to keep the defendants outside those conditions, they must inform the court on the need to do so.
The judge said that failure to perfect the bail conditions, the defendants will be remanded in Kuje Prison pending perfection of their bail.
Justice Affen then adjourned the case to February 2 and 3 for trial.