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Court Grants Justice Ajumogobia, Obla N40m Bail

The Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja has granted bail in the sum of N40 million to ‎Justice‎ Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Godwin Obla (SAN)‎ who were both arraigned on the charges of issuance of false statement, offering of gratification and perversion of course of justice.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday arraigned the duo having slammed a 30-count charge against them. The anti-graft agency also listed Ajumogobia as the first defendant and Obla as the second defendant.

The presiding judge, Justice Hakeem Olatunde granted bail to both defendants on self-recognition. He however ruled that each of them deposit the sum of N20m to the court’s Registrar alongside their international passports.

“Failure to meet the bail conditions within seven days shall lead to prompt revocation,” the judge ruled.

According to the EFCC both the first and second defendants engaged in ‎conspiracy to pervert the course of justice contrary to section 97 (1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, No. 11, 2011.

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