Fayose’s Aide, Abiodun Agbele Gets Bail

Fayose's aide, EFCC, Abiodun AgbeleEkiti State Governor, Mr Ayo Fayose’s aide, Abiodun Agbele, whom anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested has been granted bail in the sum of 50 million naira.

The court also ordered the EFCC to pay Mr Agbele a damages fee of five million naira.

The investigations by the EFCC over monies linked to Governor Fayose took a new twist on Thursday at an Abuja High Court where Justice Olukayode Adeniyi asked the anti-graft agency to pay the fine for what it described as the arbitrary abuse of power and unlawful detention of Mr Agbele without charging him to a court of competent jurisdiction in line with the constitution.

Justice Adeniyi also ordered the immediate release of his personal property which were seized by the anti-graft agency.

Mr Agbele had through his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome filed a 500 million naira suit challenging his detention by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission without charging him to court.

Mr Agbele’s principal, the Governor of Ekiti State, has had his bank accounts frozen in a related case bothering on fraud allegations, a decision the Governor has sworn to fight hard in court.

Court Adjourns Omisore’s Bail Application

OmisoreA Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, will on Friday, July 15, decide on the bail application filed by Senator Iyiola Omisore who has been in EFCC custody since July 3, 2016.

Justice Olukayode Adeniyi adjourned ruling after listening to the lawyers to Senator Omisore and the EFCC.

Mr Chris Uche who represented Omisore, asked the court to vary the conditions of administrative bail granted to his client by the EFCC or in the alternative grant him a fresh bail pending when the anti-graft agency is ready to charge him to court.

However, counsel to the EFCC, Mr Takon Ndifom, asked the court to dismiss the application for lack of merit, because Omisore was lawfully arrested and detained with a court order.

He added that the anti-graft agency was still investigating suspicious transfers from the Office of the National Security Adviser and the National Assembly.