- An aide to the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has been granted bail
- Makanjuola was granted bail in the sum of N250m with two others
- He was arraigned before the courts on charges bordering on money laundering
One of the aides to the Senate president Bukola Saraki, Gbenga Makanjuola, was on Tuesday, October 9, granted bail in the of sum of N250 million by the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.
In a report available in The Punch, he was arraigned before the court over an alleged fraud of N3.5 billion
Legit.ng notes that Justice Babs Kuewumi granted Makanjuola, who is Saraki’s deputy chief of staff, along with his co-defendants, Kolawole Shittu and Obiorah Amobi, bail with two sureties in like sum.
The Justice, in his ruling, said the sureties must be resident in Lagos and own landed properties. He also ruled that the sureties must be ready to submit their landed properties' Certificate of Occupancy (CoC) to the court’s registrar, pending the determination of the case.
Makanjuola, Shittu, and Amobi were dragged to the court by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on October 3, along a firm Melrose General Services Limited, on 11 counts bordering on conspiracy and money laundering.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Lagos magistrate court arraigned a lawyer based in the state, Edward Oseghale, for allegedly forging a court judgment.
The 40-year-old Oseghale allegedly forged the judgement and used it to evict tenants from their homes.
The EFCC stage a walk against corruption / Legit.ng TV