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Bamaiyi: Court refuses Ajudua bail

BY ABDULWAHAB ABDULAH

LAGOS—FOR the second time, Lagos lawyer, Mr. Fred Ajudua was yesterday denied bail by an Ikeja High Court over allegation that he defrauded former Chief of Army Staff, Ishaya Bamaiyi of $8.4 million.

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Presently, he is been tried by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, who accused him of collecting the money from Bamaiyi while they were both in custody at Kirikiri Prison in Lagos.

EFCC alleged Ajudua and others still at large defrauded Bamaiyi through false claims that the money was meant for professional fees charged by Chief Afe Babalola to handle Bamaiyi’s case in court and facilitate his release from prison.

Ruling on the application,   Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye, held that there was no special circumstance warranting the court to grant him bail and adjourned the matter t


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