Court Orders Nyako, Son Remanded In EFCC Custody

Justice Evoh Chukwu of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday ruled that a former Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, and his son, Abdulaziz, should be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission till Friday when applications for their bail would be heard.

In making the order, the judge overruled the argument of the defence counsel who wanted his clients remanded in prison. Mr. Nyako, his son and two others, are standing trial over a 37-count charge bordering on corruption and money laundering.

The EFCC arraigned the suspects on Wednesday after rearresting them on Tuesday. When the charges were read to them, they pleaded not guilty. The EFCC is prosecuting the governor and the three other suspects over allegations of stealing, abuse of office and money laundering.

The anti-graft agency  had interrogated them over alleged illicit funds traced to companies in which they have interest.

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