Mahmud Tukur, son of the chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Bamanga Tukur; Mamman Nasir Alli, son of Arisekola Alao, Abdullahi Alao, Alex Ohonogu and Christian Taylor, were today granted bail by a Lagos High court.
The suspects were admitted to a N20 million bail bond each with two sureties of at least Level 16 in the civil service. The sureties were required to produce three years worth of tax clearance certificates to be duly certified by the court registrar.
Also the surety would be a wealthy Nigerian with landed properties worth N100 million.
The PDP yesterday indicated it would make a statement today about the threat of the House of Representatives to impeach President Goodluck Jonathan. Yesterday, the party’s National Working Committee decided that that statement would be made by Dr. Sam Jaja, the Deputy National Chairman, in order to spare Mr. Bamanga Tukur embarrassing questions from journalists about his son.
It would be recalled that in the days following the controversial election of Mr. Tukur, the PDP said it would help Mr. Jonathan to “fight” corruption in Nigeria.