4 officers on the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) have been granted bail within the sum of N25 million, N20 million, and N6 million on the Federal Capital Territory(FCT) Excessive Courtroom in Maitama on Tuesday.
The officers within the individuals of Samuel Umoru, Daniel Agbo, Priscilla Ogunsola, and Aliyu Yakubu had been charged to courtroom for allegedly misappropriating funds belonging to JAMB
Nevertheless, in keeping with Information Agency, Mr. Umoru, a state coordinator, was charged alongside Philomena Chieshe was on eight-count however and couldn’t get his bail until immediately.
The presiding decide over the difficulty, Peter Affen, held that bail was not about setting folks free however to make sure that a defendant attends the trial.
Mr. Affen then granted Mr. Umoru bail within the sum of N25 million with two sureties which are resident in Abuja.
He ordered that one of many sureties will need to have landed property in Abuja well worth the worth of the bail sum.
Mr. Affen additional ordered the defendant’s counsel, Ifeanyi Ihejirika, to place in writing the nice characters of the sureties.
He added that the courtroom registrar would then confirm the addresses of the sureties, whereas the defendant should drop his worldwide passport with the courtroom.
The decide additionally ordered that the defendant be remanded in Kuje jail till he meets the bail circumstances.
He then adjourned September 30 for the graduation of trial.
In the meantime, Mr. Ihejirika prayed the courtroom to confess his shopper to bail, arguing that opposite to the submissions of the prosecution, he didn’t leap EFCC’s bail.
He mentioned his shopper was not granted administrative bail by EFCC and didn’t leap bail.
The prosecution counsel, Yetunde Alabi, didn’t oppose the applying.
Within the case of Daniel Agbo, the decide granted him bail within the sum of N6 million and one surety in like sum.
The decide mentioned the surety should depose to an affidavit of means.
He then adjourned to October 10 for additional listening to of his matter.
Mr. Agbo was on Tuesday arraigned by the EFCC on 4 counts bordering on misappropriation and breach of belief.
The EFCC alleged that as a state coordinator in control of Lokoja, Kogi State, Mr. Agbo misappropriated N6 million.
In an identical trial, the courtroom granted bail to 2 different JAMB officers, Priscilla Ogunsola and Aliyu Yakubu, within the sum of N20 million every with two sureties in like sum.
Mrs. Ogunsola who was JAMB Co-ordinator in Benin was individually arraigned on a four-charge bordering on legal breach of belief and dishonesty use of JAMB funds to the tune of N26.4million.
After pleading not responsible to the fees, her counsel, Friday Obainoke, utilized for her bail.
Mr. Yakubu, JAMB income officer in Kano, was arraigned on eight counts bordering on misappropriation of N20 million.
The decide granted bail to Mr. Yakubu, in the identical circumstances as Mrs. Ogunsola’s, following the argument made on his behalf by his counsel, Mark Feese
Mr. Affen ordered that the sureties in each circumstances must be really helpful to the courtroom in writing by the defendants’ counsel.
He additional ordered that the sureties ought to swear to an affidavit of means and possesses landed property equal to the bail sum in Abuja.
Mrs. Ognsola and Mr. Yakubu have been ordered to drop their worldwide passports with the courtroom, whereas they’re remanded in Kuje and Suleja jail pending the achievement of their bail circumstances.
Mr. Affen then adjourned to October 10 and October 15, for the graduation of trial.