Soon after his plea was taken, the defence counsel E.O. Isiwu prayed the court for permission to move his application for bail which was opposed by the prosecuting counsel, Innocent Mbachie, who argued that "he might jump bail".
The presiding judge, however, decided otherwise and granted the defendant bail in the following terms: One surety and the sum of N2, 000,000 (Two Million Naira) in like some.
"The surety shall have a landed property within the jurisdiction of Federal High Court Enugu," the judge held.
Justice Liman, while adjourning to February 13, 2019 ordered the defendant to be remanded in prison custody pending the perfection of his bail terms.