Nuriani Adamu, son of a former governor of Nasarawa State, Adamu Abdullahi, will still be spending some time in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC).

A  Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Wednesday remanded him in the custody of the anti graft agency, over charges of fraud and money laundering.

Nuriani Adamu was arraigned before Justice J. K. Daggard of the Federal High Court, Kano over alleged money laundering.

He was arraigned alongside one Felix Onyago on an amended six counts bordering on money laundering and illegal diversion of public funds totalling N32m.

When the charges were read to them, the defendants pleaded not guilty.

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However, counsel for the defendants, Mamman Lawan, filed a bail application in respect of the defendants under Section 36 Sub-section 6 (b) 5 and Section 35 of the 1999 Constitution.

“The defendants were early in September 2015, invited and detained by the EFCC and at no time were they found wanting when they were granted bail.

“If granted bail, the defendants would not jump bail, nor commit any offence and would not tamper with police investigation,” the lawyer reiterated.

Justice Daggard ordered the defendants to be remanded in EFCC custody and adjourned the case until February 7, for ruling of bail application.


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