Monday, December 4, 2023

Court Revokes Ex- AGF Idris’ Co-Defendant’s Bail

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The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court has revoked the bail previously granted to Geoffrey Akindele, one of the defendants in the trial involving former Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris.

Akindele and the former AGF are on trial for the illicit diversion of public funds to the tune of N109.5 billion.

Idris Mohammed, Kudu Usman, and Gezawa Commodity Market and Exchange Limited are the other defendants.

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Only Idris and Usman were present when the case was called on Tuesday, which prompted Justice Yusuf Halilu to inquire about Akindele’s whereabouts from the defendant’s attorney, S. E. Adino.

Akindele’s attorney, Adinoi, informed the judge that his client was on his way to the hearing and had regularly attended previous ones.

The judge declared that a defendant who was granted bail was obligated to return the favour by consistently showing up in court.

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He, therefore, revoked his bail, directing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the prosecuting agency, and the Commissioner of Police in the FCT to arrest Akindele and bring him before the court on the next adjourned date.

Halilu, however, adjourned the hearing to February 1, 2024.


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