The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, sitting in Maitama has granted bail to the suspended Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris and two other defendants
The Presiding Judge, Justice Adeyemi Ajayi in a ruling adopted all the terms and conditions of the administrative bail the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, earlier gave the ex-AGF and his two co-Defendants.
“In line with the due process and supremacy of the law, the Defendants are still entitled to bail, irrespective of the enormity of the allegations against them.
Justice Ajayi noted that, “The EFCC did not in any of its processes, stated that the Defendants misbehaved while on administrative bail”.
Consequently, as part of conditions for release of the Defendants on bail, the court, held that they must remain within the Federal Capital Territory FCT, Abuja, adding that they must seek consent before travelling out.
The court further ordered the Defendants to depose to an affidavit of assurance to abide by all their bail conditions.
The Court also held that the Defendants should surrender their international passports and also give assurance that they would not procure alternate passports during the pendency of the matter.
Justice Ajayi equally held that the Defendants should remain in Kuje prison until they are able to perfect their bail conditions.
During their arraignment, all the defendants pleaded not guilty to all the counts.