Alleged land fraud: Court grants Kaduna lawmaker N200m bail

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Justice Halilu Yusuf of an FCT high court, sitting in Maitama, on Wednesday admitted a lawmaker, Gabriel Zock (APC-Kaduna State) to bail in the sum of N200 million over alleged N185 million land fraud.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had charged Zock, representing Kachia/Kagarko federal constituency, with two counts bordering on fraud.

Halilu also ordered that the defendant should provide two sureties in the like sum, who must also be lawmakers and ordered that Zock should deposit his travelling documents to the Registrar of the court and must seek the permission of the court before travelling.

He, thereafter, adjourned the matter until March 17, for a definite hearing.

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At the resumed sitting, Zock’s counsel, Mr N. Shitta, urged the court to grant the defendant bail.

Earlier, the EFCC alleged that the lawmaker, in 2015 in Abuja, under false pretext,…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper