Nigerian Court Grants N5m Bail To Chinese Men Accused Of Offering N100m Bribe To EFCC In Sokoto
Sokoto State High Court has granted bail to two Chinese nationals accused of offering a N100 million bribe to the Sokoto zonal head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulahi Lawal.
KanyiDaily had reported that the two Chinese men were arrested on Monday, while offering bribe to Mr Lawal in a desperate bid to compromise an ongoing investigation against their construction company, China Zhonghao Nig. Ltd.
Meng Kun and Xu Koi were arranged last week Friday before Justice Mohammed Sa’idu Sifawa of the State High Court Sokoto on two-count charges of conspiracy and offering a bribe to a public servant to the tune of N100 million.
In a statement issued Friday night, EFCC said the judge granted the defendants bail in the sum of N5 million each with two sureties in like sum, one of whom must be resident in the state.
The surety must also deposit a certificate of occupancy of his landed property within the jurisdiction of the court, according to a release.
Justice Sifawa also ordered the defendants to submit their international passports with the chief registrar of the court. He demanded that they take an undertaking that they would not travel out of the country throughout the duration of their trial.
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