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N109 Billion Fraud: Court admits suspended AGF, others to bail

One of the bail conditions by Justice Adeyemi Ajayi is that the defendants will not leave the FCT without the court’s permission.

• July 28, 2022
Ahmed Idris
Ahmed Idris

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has granted the suspended Accountant-General of the Federation, Idris Ahmed, and his co-defendants’ bail on terms and conditions given by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Justice Adeyemi Ajayi, in her ruling, ordered that the defendants not leave the Federal Capital Territory without the court’s permission.

The court threatened to revoke the bail of any of them who failed to appear for trial.

The court also stated that the defendants should sign an undertaken that they will abide by the bail conditions by the EFCC.

According to the ruling, the defendants should not have and should not procure alternate passports until the case is expensed, having deposited their original passports to the commission.

The judge ruled on grounds that the allegations against the defendants are yet to be proven.

The court also stated that in line with the rule of law, the defendants are entitled to bail despite allegations against them since the prosecution did not mention that the defendants misbehaved while in EFCC custody.

The trial began immediately after the bail ruling.

(NAN)

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