Alleged Murder: Court Gives Doguwa N500m Bail
By Alabidun Shuaib AbdulRahman
The embattled House of Representatives Majority Leader, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, who is standing trial on allegations of criminal offences, has been granted bail by the Federal High Court in Kano.
Presided over by Justice Muhammad Nasir Yunus, the court granted bail to Doguwa in the sum of N500 million and required him to provide two reliable sureties in like sum.
Doguwa, who had earlier pleaded not guilty to the charges when arraigned before Kano Magistrate Court 54, was represented by his counsel, Nuraini Jimoh, SAN.
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The counsel had prayed the Federal High Court in Kano to admit the defendant on bail, arguing that his client is presumed to be innocent pursuant to the provision of Section 35(6) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999 as amended).
The presiding judge, Justice Nasir Yunusa, ruled on the bail application and granted Doguwa bail in the sum of N500 million, with two reliable sureties.
One of the sureties must be a first-class emir, while the other must be a senior officer in the civil service.
The court also ordered Doguwa to submit his international passport to the Court Registry.
However, the court restrained Doguwa from going to his constituency during the upcoming gubernatorial and state House Assembly elections scheduled for March 11, 2023.