A Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna, presided over by Justice Z.B Abubakar has rejected an application filed by former Governor of Kaduna State, Ramalan Yero, seeking a return of his International Passport.
Igbere TV recalls that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had seized Yero’s passport during the course of its investigations into the former governor’s dealings.
The ex-governor, in an earlier application made through his counsel, Yunus Ustaz, urged the court to release his International Passport which will expire by September, 2020.
Counsel to the EFCC, J. A Ojobane, in his argument, urged the court not to consider the application saying that there was no justification for granting the prayers of the defendant.
He reminded the court the submission of the Passport in question was part of the conditions upon which bail was granted the defendant.
Yero had on the June, 22, 2020 through his counsel, Ustaz Yunus, applied that the court grant his application for the release of his International Passport for renewal as it will soon expire.
It would be recalled that the defendant was re-arraigned on November 28, 2018 following his involvement in the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison Madueke’s bribery and money laundering saga.