N1.3bn fraud: Court revokes bail of former police officer

N1.3bn fraud: Court revokes bail of former police officer

N1.3bn fraud: Court revokes bail of former police officer

Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Particular Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, has revoked the bail of Ifeoma Okpalugo, a retired Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP, and three others, who’re being prosecuted for an alleged act of felony and stealing to the tune of N1, 301, 334, 108 (One Billion, Three Hundred and One Million, Three Hundred and Thirty-four Thousand, One Hundred and Eight Naira). Okpalugo is dealing with trial alongside Olumide Odumosu, Suleiman Yusuf Tegina and Helen Nwafor.

The suspects had been charged alongside Yus Funding Nigeria Restricted and Olivia Osmond Nigeria Restricted for allegedly diverting the sum of N1, 301, 334, 108 belonging to the Nigeria Police Power, NPF, to their private use. They pleaded not responsible to the fees most popular towards them.

Counsel to the defendants, O. A. Osinfowora, had utilized for bail on behalf of his shoppers once they had been arraigned on November 7, 2018. The Decide had adjourned to Wednesday, November 20, 21 and 22, 2018 for ruling on the bail software filed by the defendants by means of their counsel. Nonetheless, the proceedings couldn’t go on as scheduled.

The Decide due to this fact, fastened Thursday, November 22, 2018 for ruling on the bail purposes and graduation of trial however when the matter was referred to as, a lawyer, Ige Asemudara, introduced his look for all of the defendants. He additionally prayed for an adjournment to allow him to undergo all of the paperwork. Consequently, in her ruling, the Decide revoked the bail earlier granted the defendants.

The Decide held that “I hereby revoke the purposes for bail filed by Mr. O. A. Osinfowora. This is because of the truth that the brand new counsel, Asemudara, has mentioned that Osinfowora was not of their alternative.”


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