An Abuja High Court has granted N10 million bail to Olisa Eze and Onyeka Eze who have been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) since November 11, 2020.
The duo has been in detention as a result of an ongoing crisis in the family of the billionaire and CEO of Oranto Petroleum Resources Arthur Eze.
Giving the enrolment order “in the matter of an application for redress by the applicants for infringement of their fundamental human rights” between Olisa and Onyeka (the applicants) and EFCC and Arthur referred to as respondents in the application, Justice S.B. Belgore also ordered the immediate unfreezing of all the applicants’ bank accounts.
The court’s order followed a motion filed by Anthony Okpalah and dated December 9, 2020, in the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Apo, Abuja.
Ruling on the motion, Justice Belgore directed that the first applicant be admitted for bail in the sum of N10million and a surety in the same amount. The surety, according to him, must be a civil servant residing within the FCT.
The case was adjourned to December 16, 2020, for the hearing of the original motion.