N25m theft: Court denies Fayose’s aides bail


An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday refused to grant bail application of two Gov. Ayodele Fayose’s aides accused of stealing $50,000(about N25m) from the Ekiti State Government House.

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The Chief Magistrate, Adesoji Adegboye, said while ruling on the two aides, Temitope Bamidele, and Sunday Afolabi’s bail application that the court would not grant them bail because the prosecution has resolved to try the case in the High Court.

The ruling followed the state counsel Mrs. Bola Oyewole’s application intimating the court of the decision of the attorney general and commissioner for justice to take over the case.

A motion to substitute and separate the charges against Bamidele and Afolabi, and the third accused, Shuaibu Amidu, a Bureau de change operator, who changed the dollars to naira for the co-accused was also filed by the prosecution.

While adjourning till February 9 for mention, Adegboye said, “Since the intent of the prosecution is to try the accused at the High Court, the bail of the accused is refused. Counsel are advised to seek for bail at the High Court.”

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