Umaru Fintiri Abuja Court grants Former Governor N500m bail.

The EFCC had arraigned Fintiri on a five-count charge bothering on money laundering. Fintiri was accused of laundering an aggregate of about 1.9 million between October 2, 2014 and July 2015.

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The federal high court sitting in Abuja on Friday, July 1, 2016 granted bail to former acting governor of Adamawa state, Umaru Fintiri.

The EFCC had arraigned Fintiri on a five-count charge bothering on money laundering. Fintiri was accused of laundering an aggregate of about 1.9 million between October 2, 2014 and July 2015. The former governor pleaded not guilty to all charges.

He was remanded at the Kuje prison Abuja on Thursday, June 30, 2016. Delivering judgement on the matter, the presiding judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed granted him bail of 500 million with two sureties. Both sureties must be Nigerian citizens with properties in the federal capital territory, Abuja.

He ordered that the former governor and his sureties must deposit their passports and travel documents to the court.He said that the former governor will remain in prison pending satisfaction of the terms.

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