Court grants Atiku’s lawyer N20m bail


The Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday granted bail to Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, lawyer to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

Justice Nicholas Oweibo admitted him to bail for N20million with one surety in like sum.

The judge also granted bail to Giwa-Osagie’s brother Erhunse for the same amount, with one surety in like sum.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned them on Wednesday for allegedly laundering $2million.

The sureties must be resident in Lagos and must produce evidence of means through an affidavit, the judge ruled.

Justice Oweibo released them to their counsel Ahmed Raji (SAN) and Norrison Quakers (SAN) for 14 days pending perfection of the bail terms.

The judge earlier granted bail to Abdullahi Babalele, Atiku’s son-in-law, who was accused of laundering $140,000 during the general elections.

He pleaded not guilty.

The judge ordered Babalele’s remand in EFCC’s custody pending when he meets his bail conditions.

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