Emmanuel Thomas l Wednesday, January 17, 2018
IKEJA, Lagos, Nigeria – A special anti-corruption court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos today granted Justice Mohammed Yunusa Nosiru, of Federal High Court, Lagos division bail on self recognisance.
He was granted bail after he was arraigned along with Esther Agbo of Rickey Tarfa Chambers for graft and inducement to pervert justice.
Ruling on the application for bail, Justice Sherifat Solebo also ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC to deposit Justice Yunusa’s travel document in their possession in the custody of the Chief Registrar of the Lagos High Court within seven days.
Justice Solebo also ordered Justice Mohammed Yunusa Nosiru not to travel out of the country without an order from the court.
The learnered judge granted Esther Agbo bail in the sum of N1 million with two sureties in like sum. Sureties must have landed properties in choice areas in Lagos which must be verified and proof of tax payment in the last three years which must be verified.
Earlier, Mr. Anslem Ozioko, Head of EFCC Legal Team in Lagos had opposed bail for both Yunusa and Agbo on the basis that allegations against them were too weighty to warrant bail and that they should be kept in Prison till February 20 when the matter will come up for hearing.
But lawyer to the defendants, Mr. I. Mohammed(first defendant0 and Mr. John Segun Odubele(second defendant) had argued that the offences are all bailable and that the first defendant being a service judge has no reason to be absent from court and urged her lordship to admit the first defendant to bail on self recognisance.