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Court admits Igboho’s associates to ₦10million, ₦5million bails

Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday granted bail to 12 Sunday Igboho’s associates held in its custody since July 2, 2021.

Justice Egwuatu admitted the applicants to bail.

The judge, who held that there is no charge against the applicants, however, admitted four of the applicant’s bail in the sum of N10 million each with two sureties in like sum, while the remaining eight were granted bail in the sum of N5 million with one surety each.

The four applicants who were granted N10 million bail were Amudat Babatunde, Okoyemi Tajudeen, Abideen Shittu and Jamiu Oyetunji.

Those admitted to N5 million bail were Abdulateef Onaolapo, Tajudeen Erinoye, Diekola Jubril, Ayobami Donald, Uthman Adelabu, Oluwafemi Kunle, Raji Kazeem and Bamidele Sunday.

One of the sureties, the court held, must be an employee of the federal government on grade level 12 and above.

The sureties who must be residents in Abuja and have properties must swear to an affidavit of means.

The judge also ordered that the title deeds of the said property must be verified by the court registrar and the DSS in addition to evidence of three years of tax payment.

The sureties are also to submit all travel documents to the court.

Meanwhile, the first four applicants were also ordered to report to the DSS on the first Monday of every month for the next three months.

Egwuatu in addition held that the four applicants should remain in the custody of the DSS pending the perfection of their bail.

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