Former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, and his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha, have been remanded in Kano prisons till September 28.
They were arraigned at the Federal High Court on Thursday for allegedly receiving N1.35 billion kick back from a government contractor.
The money was allegedly paid into accounts controlled by the governor and his sons.
Twenty eight-count charge bordering on a number of alleged breach of trust by Sule Lamido, Aminu Sule Lamido, Mustapha Sule Lamido and one Aminu Wada Abubakar, was read in court.
They pleaded not guilty after the charges were read to them.
Delivering the ruling, Justice Evelyn Anyadike ordered that the four accused persons be remanded in a Kano Prison Custody because the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said they lacked enough facilities to accommodate them.
She rejected the pleas of defence counsel, Effiong Effiong, SAN, that the accused be kept at EFCC custody, saying the commission had complained of inadequate facilities.
The judge ruled that the accused persons be remanded pending the hearing of their bail applications.
Earlier, the defence counsel, Mr. Effiong, had argued that remanding the accused persons in prison would amount to trampling on their fundamental human rights.
He pleaded they be sent to either of EFCC facilities in Abuja or Kano.
However, the counsel to the EFCC, Chile Okoroma, objected to the plea, saying EFCC facilities were full to capacity both in Kano and Abuja.
The case was adjourned to September 28 for ruling on bail applications.