Florence, said to be the principal suspect, was alleged to have forged a document marked “TD 0990001445” and dated August 2, 2012 for the customer, identified as Moses Obozokhae, and presented it as genuine.
The four accused persons, who were granted administrative bail by the EFCC since their arrest, were said to have approached the court to extend their bail.
Counsel for the first and second accused persons, Mrs. E. Ekejiube, argued that the accused persons had always reported to the EFCC office as requested while Florence was presently receiving medical treatment at a hospital.
Ekejiube said the receipts in the affidavit with the medical certificates showed that the she (Florence) was not medically fit.
She told the court the couple had children and aged parents under their care, adding that keeping them in prison custody would affect their care.
Ekejiube, therefore, appealed to the court to grant them bail.
Counsel for the fourth accused person, Mr. Chukwuka Enegide, also urged the court to grant his client bail on health grounds, as he (the accused person) had no reason to jump bail.
But the EFCC opposed the bail application in a sworn affidavit by an officer attached to the agency, Mr. Ganiyu Ajisafe.
But counsel for the EFCC, Mr. Mustapha Aliu, urged the court to refuse the bail application, alleging that the accuse persons had always failed to report to the agency within the time they were granted administrative bail.
Aliu also urged the court to dismiss the applications since they had never sent any correspondence that showed medical problems.
“I urge my Lord to discountenance the applications for bail, which he said was at the discretion of the court and not by right,” the counsel said.
The presiding judge, Justice Ohimai Ovbiagele, ordered that the four accused persons be remanded in prison custody and adjourned the case till June 21 for ruling on the bail application. SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US VIA EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO RECEIVE NEWS VIA OUR WHATSAPP, KINDLY TEXT +234 701 056 0394 TO ADD YOU CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR NEWS UPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON TWITTER FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATE: @247NGNEWSUPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN MILLIONS AROUND THE GLOBE TO READ NEWS ON OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE RECEIVE INSTANT NEWS UPDATE VIA OUR BBM BROADCAST: D3EDEFDF PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>