EHIME ALEX, Lagos
The bail applications of former attorney-general and minister of Justice, Muhammed Bello Adoke and others will Thursday, January 30, 2020 be ruled upon after Justice A.I. Kutigi of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Gwagwalada, Abuja on Monday, January 27, 2020 adjourned hearing on the trial.
Adoke, (first defendant), along with six others were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday, January 23, 2020 before Justice Kutigi on amended 42-count charges, to which they pleaded not guilty, thus setting the stage for their trial.
According to EFCC on its official Twitter handle, at the last sitting, prosecution counsel, Bala Sangha told the court that the matter was for the hearing of the defendant’s bailing application, following which counsel to Adoke, Mike Ozekhome SAN informed the court that the defence has filed application for Adoke’s bail.
“We have also filed two critical documents to show that the defendant will not jump bail. We also urge the court to grant him bail base on his health condition. We humbly urge the court to grant him bail,” Ozekhome was quoted to had said.