A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to the cousin of the former president, Goodluck Jonathan.
In his ruling, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba granted Robert Azibaola bail of N500 million.
The court also said the applicant must provide two sureties who are owners of properties in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city.
He also said that the sureties must also show evidence of having paid tax for at least a minimum of three years.
Dimgba said: “I have carefully read all the application submitted by the defendant and I have also
He also said a lot of things have become common within the country.
Dimgba said every citizen is assumed innocent until proven guilty convicted by a competent court of law.
He also said that all citizens undergoing criminal trial must be allowed access all necessary facilities even before conviction.
He however noted that unless there is a possibility that the accused person will evade trial, interfere with his trial while on bail or jump bail then he or she can be denied bail.
Dimgba also said that the first defendant will remain in kuje prison custody pending when he meets the bail conditions.
Azibaola, his wife and their company are accused of receiving $40 million United States dollar from the office of the former nations security adviser, SAmbo Dasuki