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Court slams N50m bail on AVM Mawu

01 July 2016, 16:22

Abuja - An FCT High Court on Friday granted bail to AVM Alikali Mawu, a former Air Officer Training Command, bail in the sum of N50 million for alleged bribery, Nation reports.

Mawu, a member of Committee for Procurement in the Ministry of Defence, was arraigned on June 21 before Justice Salisu Garba on a three-count charge of bribery.

Garba, in his ruling, held that the defendant had been on an administrative bail and never defaulted.

Garba ordered that the defendant should deposit his international passport with the court.

Mawu’s counsel, Tawo E. Tawo (SAN), had prayed the court to admit the defendant to bail.

Tawo said that the motion was brought pursuance to sections 162, 163 and 164 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 and Section 36 (5) of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

EFCC Counsel Cosmos Ugwu urged the court to commence trial after ruling on the bail application, noting that the prosecution had two witnesses in the court.

News24 reported that the EFCC released a former Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (rtd) from its custody.

Amosu, who was arrested sometime in January, was released some days ago, pending when the anti-graft agency will prefer charges against him.

Also released from the custody of the EFCC, is a former Head of Budget of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Air Vice Marshal J.B Adigun, and AVM R.A. Ojuawo.

- News 24

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