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Ex-power company official denied bail in land sale probe

08 July 2015, 14:59Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The Federal Capital Territory High Court has turned down an oral request for bail by Solomon Yakubu Ndam, the former employee of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) alleged to have defrauded victims to the tune of N5,54 million in phony land deals.

Ndam has been arraigned before Justice Jude Okeke at the court sitting in Maitama, Abuja on a 13-count charge bordering on forgery, impersonation and obtaining money by false pretence.

He allegedly obtained the money from some unsuspecting persons, claiming that he would help them acquire some pieces of land being sold by the PHCN.

The accused has pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to him.

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In view of his plea, counsel to the accused, JD Ndam, moved an oral application for bail.

However, prosecution counsel, Samuel Okeleke, opposed the bail application and prayed the court to remand the accused person in prison.

Justice Okeke has refused the oral application for bail sought by the defence counsel and ordered him to file a written bail application.

The judge has ordered the accused to be remanded in prison custody and adjourned the case to September 28 for ruling on the bail application.

- CAJ News

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