Judge threatens to revoke bail of ex-governor accused of N450m fraud

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– Justice Fatima Aminu has threatened to revoke the bail granted to Mahmud Shinkafi, a former governor of Zamfara state

– Shinkafi was arraigned alongside three others; Bashir Yuguda, Ibrahim Mallaha and Aminu Nahuche

– She also warned that the judicial discretion of the court should not be taken for granted

The bail granted to Mahmud Shinkafi, a former governor of Zamfara state, could be revoked according to Justice Fatima Aminu who earlier granted it.This threat was issued based on the failure of the former governor to appear in court.

Shinkafi was arraigned alongside three others; Bashir Yuguda, Ibrahim Mallaha and Aminu Nahuche, for allegedly conniving to collect N450 million from a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Deizani Alison- Madueke.

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In a press release published by Premium Times, all the defendants when they were arraigned pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to them and the matter was subsequently adjourned to June 27, 2018 for hearing.

However, on the said day, counsel to the second defendant, Ahmed Raji, filed a motion, challenging the jurisdiction of the court to try the matter.

The matter was then adjourned to October 10, for hearing. But when the case was called, one of the sureties to the second defendant informed the court that the second defendant was summoned to Abuja over the security situation in Gusau, the news outlet reports further.

Consequently, the judge warned that the judicial discretion of the court should not be taken for granted.

“I am sounding a word of caution or warning that such shall not be repeated or the bail of the second defendant will be revoked,” the trial judge declared.

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that following its failure to meet the Sunday, October 7, deadline placed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) the All Progressives Congress (APC) was declared ineligible to field candidates for all elective positions in Zamfara ahead of the 2019 general polls.

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