Former police boss, Sunday Ehindero, remanded in Kuje prison

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A former Inspector General of Police, Sunday Ehindero, is currently an inmate at Kuje prisons, where he has been remanded by the court until he meets his bail conditions.

Mr. Ehindero, PREMIUM TIMES learnt, failed to meet the bail conditions set by an Abuja High Court Judge, Mudashiru Oniyangi, on Friday.

Mr. Oniyangi had granted the former police boss bail in the sum of N10 million. He is also to provide a surety with same amount. Failure to meet the bail conditions, Mr. Oniyangi ruled, the former police boss should be remanded in prison.

Mr. Ehindero is being prosecuted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other related offences commission, ICPC, for allegedly embezzling N16 million meant for the police, while he was police chief. The money was the interest that accrued to N567 million donated to the police, for equipment, by the Bayelsa State Government. Bayelsa State Government made the donation when President Goodluck Jonathan was the state’s governor.

The ICPC says Mr. Ehindero and a suspended Commissioner of Police in charge of Budget at the Force Headquarters, John Obaniyi, connived to embezzle the funds. Both men are facing a six-count charge at the court.

With Mr. Ehindero’s failure to meet the bail applications by Friday evening, he will spend at least the next 48 hours, until Monday, with fellow prisoners at the Kuje prisons.

Mr. Ehindero succeeded Tafa Balogun, who was also convicted for corruption, as police chief. He was  the police Inspector General between 2005 and 2007.

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