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Court grants Obasanjo’s in-law, John Abebe bail

The Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos Thursday granted bail to a younger brother of the late former First Lady, Stella Obasanjo, John Abebe.

Abebe was arraigned to court by The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Thursday, July 26, 2018, on a four-count charge bordering on forgery, fabricating evidence, using fabricated evidence and attempt to pervert the course of justice.

He pleaded not guilty of the charges during his arraignment on July 26 and has been in prison custody since then.

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Following an application by the defendant lawyer, Kanu Agabi (SAN), Abebe was admitted to bail by Justice Mojisola Dada.

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Agabi, who appeared in court on Thursday alongside three other Senior Advocates of Nigeria, pleaded with the judge to grant Abebe bail on liberal terms.

The judge granted the bail with a surety who must be gainfully employed and own a landed property in a choice area in Lagos and he must deposit his passport in the custody of the court pending the conclusion of the case.

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Justice Dada adjourned the case until Oct. 23, Oct. 24 and Oct. 25 for trial.

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