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Money laundering: Court remands former Kaduna Governor, three others in prison

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Former Kaduna Governor, Mukhtar Yero, three others have been remanded in prison by a Federal High Court in the North West state.

Justice Mohammed Shuaibu gave the remand order on Thursday, following the arraignment of the defendants by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Yero and the other defendants were charged with four counts bordering on money laundering, criminal conspiracy, misappropriation of public fund, and breach of trust.

Others charged alongside the former Governor are a former Minister of State for Power, Nuhu Wya; a former Secretary to Kaduna State government, Hamza Ishaq; and a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna, Haruna Gaya.

They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges when they were read to them.

Meanwhile, some purported supporters of the embattled former governor have protested against the ruling of the court.

They gathered in front of the court premises in solidarity with Yero whom they claimed was innocent of all the allegations levelled against him.