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Ex-PDP Chair Haliru Bello, Son Get N600m Bail

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A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted bail to the former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Haliru Bello and his son, Abba.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed ordered that they pay N300million each, as well as produce two sureties each, in like sum, adding that one of the persons to stand surety for Bello must be a Director under the employment of the federal government or any of its agencies, while the second surety must own landed property in Abuja the value of which must not be below N300m.

Abba was asked to produce someone not below grade level 12 to stand surety for him.

Both sureties are to swear to an affidavit of means, as well as tender their recent passport photographs to the court.

Justice Mohammed who asked the duo to surrender their international passports to the court, also ordered that Abba should be remanded in prison custody while Bello remain in the hospital but placed under security scrutiny.

He thereafter fixed February 16 to commence the trial of the accused persons.

It will be recalled that the accused person were on Tuesday, docked before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

They are facing a four-count criminal charge‎ bordering on alleged N300million fraud‎.