The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, March 20, 2014 opposed an application filed by Mr. Charles Edosomwan, SAN, counsel to Mr. Fred Ajudua, before a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja, seeking bail for Ajudua, who is standing trial for defrauding two Dutch businessmen, Messrs Remy Cina and Pierre Vijgen of the sum of $1.69million.
EFCC Counsel, A. P Sanusi, urged the court not to grant the request for bail. “My Lord, this is an eleven years old case that is still to be finalized; giving bail now without considering his past record will delay trial”, she said. She further urged the court to look at the past records of the applicant.
Edosomwan however prayed the court to grant his application. “I submit for your Lordship to take particular attention to paragraph 4 sub C of the affidavit, that the applicant came voluntarily for the trial and paragraph D explained the fact that he came to court while he was away attending to his health”
After listening to both counsel, Justice Jose adjourned proceedings to March 31, 2014 for ruling on the bail application.
Media & Publicity
20th March, 2014
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