Court grants bail to accused persons standing trial for N14.6m fraud

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The accused is being tried for culpability in a fraud case

An Abuja High Court on Wednesday granted Daniel Edehen, a director of Lupeli Oil Nigeria Ltd, bail in the sum of N2 million with two sureties in like sum.

Mr. Edehen was arraigned on Monday on a two-count charge of Advance Fee Fraud, obtaining money under false pretence and issuing a dud cheque for N8.6 million to Global Royal Company Nigeria Ltd.

In his ruling, Justice Abubakar Umar said that the accused must present two sureties, one of whom must be a civil servant of not less than GL12 in the Federal Civil Service.

Mr. Umar also admitted a contractor, Chinedu Ebere, to bail in the sum of N3 million with two sureties in like sum.

He said one of the sureties must be a civil servant on not less than GL 12 in the Federal Civil Service.

Mr. Ebere was also arraigned on Monday by the EFCC for allegedly defrauding a company, Dortmond Nigeria Ltd of N6 million.

The EFCC alleged that Mr. Ebere violated a contractual agreement, obtained the amount from Dortmond but failed to execute the contract.

Mr. Umar adjourned hearing in the cases to January 24.



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