- Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, former PDP governorship candidate in Edo state, has been remanded in prison
- He was arraigned alongside others by the EFCC on 8 count charges of laundering the sum of N700 million
- Others sent to prison with him are: Chief Dan Orbih, a former deputy governor, Mr, Lucky Imasuen, a former member of the House of Representatives, Tony Azegbemi and Efe Anthony
A former PDP governorship candidate in Edo state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Chief Dan Orbih, a former deputy governor, Mr, Lucky Imasuen, a former member of the House of Representatives, Tony Azegbemi and Efe Anthony, have been remanded in prison by a Federal High Court sitting in Benin-City, the Sun reports.
Ize-Iyamu and others were arraigned on Thursday, May 24 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) on eight count charges of laundering the sum of N700 million.
It was reported that Justice P.I Adjokwu ordered that they be remanded in prison after rejecting a plea by counsel to Ize-Iyamu, Charles Edosomwan that they be kept in the custody of the EFCC.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the Plateau high court in Jos granted bail to a former governor of the state, Senator Jonah Jang.
Justice D.D. Longi granted bail to Senator Jang and Yakubu Pam who are standing trial for alleged corruption.
The court agreed to grant bail to the duo on the following conditions.
For Senator Jang, the court ruled that:
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1. He must produce two (2) sureties, one must be a first class traditional ruler and the two (2) sureties must produce N100 million each and they must be within the jurisdiction of the court.
2. His international passport must be submitted to the court.
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