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Court frees Ogun speaker on N300m bail


A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos State has granted bail to the Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo.

Delivering a judgement on Tuesday, the presiding judge, Justice Daniel Osiagor granted Oluomo bail in the sum of N300m with two sureties in like sum.

WuzupNigeria reported that the Speaker was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over alleged N2.5bn money laundering charges.

During the hearing, the counsel for the EFCC, Rotimi Oyedepo, had told the court that he would leave the issue of bail solely within the discretion of the court.

The counsel to the Speaker, Kehinde Ogunwumiju (SAN), on his part asked the court to admit his client to bail on liberal terms.

In granting bail to the Speaker, Justice Osiagor held that one of his sureties must be not less than a level 16 officer in the Civil Service while the other must possess landed property within the court’s jurisdiction

According to The PUNCH, the judge granted the second and third defendant bail in the sum of N100m with two sureties also in like sum.

He ruled that one of their sureties must not be less than a level 14 Officer in the Civil Service. The other must also possess landed property within the court’s jurisdiction.

The judge ordered that all the sureties are to possess three-year tax clearance and swear to an affidavit of means.

Justice Osiagor also ruled that all defendants are also to deposit their travel documents with the registrar of the court.

Pending when they meet their bail conditions, the judge ruled that the defendants will be remanded in the custody of the EFCC for a week after which they will be transferred to the Abeokuta Division of the court for further orders on their remand.