A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted the former Special Adviser to President Muhammad Buhari on Niger Delta, Brigadier General Paul Boroh and Hanafi Musa Moriki bail on Thursday.
The duo was arraigned before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Gen. Boroh and Moriki were slammed with a nine-count charge, bordering on criminal breach of trust to the tune of N974,768,466 and $1,914,000.
The EFCC alleged that the duo dishonestly converted the sums of N8,601,571; N106,288,445; N12,078,450; N382,800,000; N456,000,000; N9,000,000 meant for amnesty fund.
The defendants, however, pleaded “not guilty” to the charges.
The lawyer to the first defendant, Mike Ozekhome prayed to the court to grant his clients bail citing ill health as a reason.
Meanwhile, lawyer to Moriki, O. A Dada also appealed to the court to grant his client bail on liberal terms.
The motion was countered by the prosecuting counsel, Aisha A.T Habib. She prayed the court to dismiss the option for bail in order to foster quick hearing.
However, Justice Olasumbo Goodluck granted the defendants bail.
Part of the bail conditions included that the first defendant, Boroh pay N2 million, while Moriki bail stood at N20 million.
Justice Goodluck also ruled that the defendants should produce 2 sureties, who must at least be of Assistant Director rank in the Federal Public Sector. The sureties must also be resident in Abuja.
The judge also asked the defendants to deposit their international passports with the court registry.
The case was adjourned till 26 November 2019.