N109bn Theft: Court Grants Suspended Nigeria’s Accountant General Idris Ahmed Bail

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A High C0urt in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, on Thursday granted bail to the suspended Accountant General of the Federation, AGF, Idris Ahmed on terms and conditions given by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

N109bn Theft: Court Grants Suspended Nigeria's Accountant General Idris Ahmed Bail
N109bn Theft: Court Grants Suspended Nigeria’s Accountant General Idris Ahmed, Bail

The presiding judge, Justice Adeyemi Ajayi, granted the suspended AGF bail on liberal terms in a ruling delivered on Thursday.

Recall that Idris was arrested in Kano State after he failed to respond to invitations by the commission to answer questions over the allegation of N80 billion fraud.

He was however arraigned by the EFCC on a 14-count charge alongside Godfrey Olusegun Akindele and Mohammed Kudu Usman, and Gezawa Commodity Market and Exchange Limited.

Justice Adeyemi Ajayi in her ruling ordered that the defendants shall not leave the Federal Capital Territory without permission of the court.

Justice Ajayi threatened to revoke the bail of any of them who fail to appear for trial.

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

Justice Ajayi also orders that the defendants should not have and shall not procure alternate passports until the case is expensed, having deposited their original passports to the commission.

Ajayi gave the ruling 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 in spite of allegations against them, since the prosecution did not mention that the defendants misbehaved while in EFCC custody.

The trial began immediately after the ruling on bail.

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