N80BN FRAUD: Abuja Court Grants bail to AGF, Idris Ahmed, others

The Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to Accountant General of the Federation, Idris Ahmed and his co-defendants.

Idris Ahmed.

The bail was granted on the basis that the defendants meet the terms and conditions the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) has offered.

Recall that on May 16, Idris Ahmed, Nigeria’s Accountant General, was nabbed by the EFCC for alleged diversion of N80 billion.

According to Channels TV, they are not leave the Federal Capital Territory, and should they want to, they would have to seek clearance from the court or have their bail revoked.

Other terms are that defendants shall sign an undertaking that they will abide by the bail conditions by the EFCC. In addition, defendants should not have and shall not procure alternate passports until the case is done with, having deposited their original passports to the commission.

The ruling was delivered by Justice Adeyemi Ajayi who based his decision on the inability of the prosecution to provide proven allegations against the defendants.

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