Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu along with a former Clerk of the National Assembly, Mr Salisu Maikasuwa and his deputy, Mr Benedict Efeturi have all been granted bail after pleading not guilty to charges of alleged criminal conspiracy and forgery of the Senate Standing Rules, 2015.
The accused persons appeared at the Federal High Court early on Monday, June 27, 2016 where they were cramped into the dock before pleading not guilty to the two-count charge.
After their pleas, the prosecutor asked for a date to open his case after which all four accused persons applied for bail.
The courtroom was packed as many lawyers and Senators who had come to support their leaders were standing outside due to lack of space to accommodate them inside.
Their bail conditions are; all accused persons must have landed property in Maitama, Asokoro, Wuse 2 or be remanded in Kuje prison.
The case has been adjourned to July 11, 2016.