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N293m payroll fraud suspects get N5m bail each

An FCT High Court in Apo has granted bail to nine suspected fraudsters accused of conspiracy and stealing of workers entitlements to the tune of N293million.


The suspects: Usman Aliyu Dayo, Osuntope Opeyemi, Johnson Adedokun, Ojeifo Robert Slyvanus, Oyebade Ebenezer Ayodeji, Florence Olaolu Dada, Olaolu Haruna Dada, Blessing Ejeh and Aderibigbe Isaac Taiwo were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and have since been in prisons custody.

The defendants pleaded not guilty.


The suspects are employees of the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, Federal Ministry of Environment, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Ministry of Water Resources and Federal Civil Service Commission.

The trial judge Justice Peter Kekemeke admitted each of the accused persons to bail in the sum of N5million with two sureties each in like sum. The sureties must be resident within Abuja metropolis.

Hearing on the matter has been fixed for December 13, 2017. 


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