A Sokoto State High Court has granted bail to two Chinese citizens accused of bribing the EFCC Sokoto Zonal Head, Abdullahi Lawal with the sum of one hundred million naira.
The Chief Judge of the state, Justice Muhammad Saidu Sifawa granted the accused bail on Thursday. He said the respondents have not been able to dislodge the presumption of innocence of the accused.
The term of the bail demands the accused to submit the sum of N5million each and two sureties in like sum, one of which must be resident in Sokoto and have a landed property that has a certificate of occupancy.
He also asked the accused persons to submit their international passport with the Chief Registrar of the court and demanded that they take an undertaking that they would not travel out of the country throughout the duration of the trial.
The suspects allegedly offered in a desperate bid to compromise ongoing investigations of a construction company, China Zhonghao Nigeria Limited, which was handling contracts awarded by the Zamfara State Government in the sum of N50billion between 2012 to 2019.
The suspects are currently facing trial on counts of conspiracy and bribery.