ByÂ Ifeanyi Okolie
ASABAâ€”No fewer than 15 Nigerians and two Ghanaians were yesterday arraigned before a federal high court in Asaba, Delta state by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over illegal oil bunkering.
The 15 Nigerians docked for conspiracy and illegal oil bunkering include: Ebizugbe Kennedy, Kalu Emmanuel, Awagbe Peter, Alonte Kehinde, Moloko Joseph, Yinka Ajibade, Ogonoye Adeshina, Anyigi Sunday, Adebayo Micheal, Chukwudi Egwu, Adeyeye Adebowale, Segun Adenuwa, BusariÂ Adeleke, OdewuÂ Joseph and Ogundipe Olubokola who is the only female among them.The two Ghanaians are Owusu Kwaku and Joseph Koffi.
The suspects who were arraigned on a two count charge wereÂ denied bail by the trial judge, Justice Marcel Awokulehin who ordered that they be remanded in prison custody till March 9, 2010 when their counsel, Barrister Nelson Otaji would argue their bail application.
Prosecution counsel, Gabriel Edobor had refused an oral application for bail as canvassed by the defence counsel.