Fraud: Ex-SGF, Babachir Lawal, 3 Others Get N50M Bail Each

JUSTICE Jude Okeke of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), sitting at Maitama, Abuja, today granted bail to the immediate past Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Engineer Babachir David Lawal and three others.

The judge granted an N50million bail to each of the defendants with one surety in like sum.

Others granted bail by the court are Hamidu David Lawal, a director of Rholavision Engineering Limited; an employee of the company, Sulaiman Abubakar and the Managing Director of Josmon Technologies Limited, Apeh John Monday.

The four defendants alongside Rholavision Engineering Limited and Josmon Technologies Limited were on Tuesday arraigned before the court on a 10-count charge bordering on conspiracy and fraud.

They were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on behalf of the Federal Government.

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Ruling on the bail applications of the defendants, Justice Okeke held that in accordance with the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 the former Federal Government scribe and the three others were entitled to be granted bail.

He, therefore, granted bail in the sum of N50 million each with a surety each.

The judge ordered that each of the surety must be resident of Abuja and must show the number of the residential address to Registrar of the court.

The surety, he added, must be a land titled owner in the Federal Capital Territory and also show evidence of tax payment in the last three years.

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