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Ex-NSITF boss, Olejeme gets bail after 24 hours in EFCC custody



Justice Maryam Hassan Aliyu of the Excessive Court docket of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Jabi, Abuja, on Friday admitted former Director of Finance of the defunct President Goodluck Jonathan’s Marketing campaign Group, Dr Ngozi Olejeme, to bail after 24 hours within the custody of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC.

Olejeme, who was a former Chairman of the Board of the Nigeria Social Insurance coverage Belief Fund (NSITF), is standing trial in an alleged N3 billion fraud cost introduced in opposition to her by the Federal Authorities.

She was on Thursday October 21 arraigned earlier than the choose throughout which she denied committing the alleged offences and was ordered to be remanded in EFCC custody pending her bail utility.

Ruling on her bail utility on Friday, the choose adopted the executive bail circumstances earlier set by the anti-graft company to confess the defendant to the courtroom bail.

The bail granted her by EFCC by two sureties who’re Deputy Administrators was ordered by the choose to be continued.


Nonetheless, Justice Maryam Hassan Aliyu ordered that her touring passport should be deposited with the Registrar.

The choose subsequently mounted November 8 for trial of the offences introduced in opposition to her.

Olejeme was on Thursday October 21 arraigned on a nine-count cost wherein she was accused of abusing her workplace, receiving bribes, awarding contracts with out due course of amongst others

Her lawyer, Chief Paul Erokoro (SAN), had utilized for bail, which the prosecuting lawyer, Steve Odiase, didn’t oppose however insisted that she should be granted conditional bail, requiring that she presents a surety.

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