P&ID fraud: Ex-petroleum ministry director gets N10m bail

P&ID fraud: Ex-petroleum ministry director gets N10m bail

A former Director, Legal Services of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Grace Taiga, has been granted N10 million bail. Justice Olukayode Adeniyi granted of an High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Apo, Abuja, on Wednesday. The defendant, is facing a criminal charges connected with the controversial P&ID $9.6bn judgment. Justice Olukayode Adeniyi had

A former Director, Legal Services of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Grace Taiga, has been granted N10 million bail.

MRS GRACE TAIGA AT THE FCT HIGH COURT IN APO, ABUJA, WHERE SHE WAS ARRAIGNED ON CHARGES RELATING TO THE P&ID LONDON JUDGMENT

Justice Olukayode Adeniyi granted of an High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Apo, Abuja, on Wednesday.

The defendant, is facing a criminal charges connected with the controversial P&ID $9.6bn judgment.

Justice Olukayode Adeniyi had on September 20, 2019, ordered her remand in Suleja prison in Niger State.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the eight counts preferred against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The judge subsequently fixed Wednesday for the hearing of her bail application.

Ruling on her bail application moved by her lawyer Ola Olanipekun (SAN), the judge said on Wednesday he had the discretion to grant bail to the defendant.

He then granted her bail in the sum of N10m which must be guaranteed by two sureties in like sum.

The prosecution had opposed the bail application.

But, Justice Adeniyi, ruled that the prosecution failed to convince her not to grant the bail.

He directed that the sureties who are to depose to an affidavit of means to be produced by the defendant must include public servants not below directorate level and must be resident in Abuja.

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The court directed that the defendant must not travel outside Nigeria without the court’s permission.

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