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N36bn scam: Court summons Rep over Turaki’s absence from trial


Following the failure of former governor of Jigawa State, Saminu Turaki, to attend his trial in the N36 billion case of theft and money laundering instituted against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Justice S. Yahuza of the Federal High Court, Dutse has summoned his surety, Abubakar Bawa Bwari, a serving member of the House of Representatives to appear before him on May 16, 2013 “to show cause why the recognisance entered into by him to produce the accused should not be forfeited”.

Part of the notice, which was on Tuesday pasted on the House of Bwari, at the Apo Legislative Quarters, reads: “Take notice that you are hereby summoned to appear at the Federal High Court, sitting at Dutse Judicial Division on the 16th day of May 2013 at 9.00a.m. You are to show cause why the recognisance entered into by you to produce the accused in the above-mentioned charge should not be forfeited.”