FG arraigns Obono-Oblam, gets N10m bail — Daily Times Nigeria

FG arraigns Obono-Oblam, gets N10m bail

Obono Obla

Andrew Orolua, Abuja.

Justice O A Adeniyi of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja sitting in Apo district on Friday admitted to bail a former Chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP ), Okoi Obono-Oblam and two others in the sum of N10 million each.

Obono-Oblam and the two others : Aliyu Ibrahim, a Senior Spectal Assistant, Special Duties (protocol) to the Chairman (SPIP) and Daniel Omughele Managing Director of ABR Global Petroleum Resources ltd were on Friday arraigned before the court on ten count charge bordering on diversion of public fund to the tune of N19, 994, 183.00.

Justice Adeniyi while admitting the respondents to bail noted that the prosecution counsel, Mr. Samuel Ipinlaya did not oppose the bail application due to Covid 19 restrictions and protocol.

The judge therefore ordered that the respondents should produce a serving director each in the service of the Federal Government or Federal Capital Territory Development Authority and agencies as guarantors.

The judge further ordered the prosecution counsel to transfer all travelling documents of the respondents currently held in custody of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to the registrar of the Court.

He ordered that the defendants be remanded in custody of ICPC pending when they perfect the bail conditions.

Some of the charges are as follows: That you Okoi Ofem Obono -Obla (M) (a.k.a ofem Okoi Ofem),Aliyu Ibrahim (M) and Daniel Omughele (M) on or about the
month of July 2018, at Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Court, while being the Chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPLP ),

Aliyu lbrahim-Senior Spectal Assistant, Special Duties (protocol) to the Chairman (SPIP) and Daniel Omughele-Managing Director of ABR Global Petroleum Resources Ltd respectively conspired among yourselves to use your positions to confer unfair advantage to Alivu Ibrahim by diverting N19, 994, 183 received by SPIP from the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) for the purpose of furnishing SPIP office to the personal account of Aiyu [brahim using prosy companies without furnishing the said SPIP offices as proposed to NDIC and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 6(1je) and punishable under section 19 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related offences Act. 2000.

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That you Okoi Ofem Obono -Obla (M) (a.k.a ofem Okoi Ofem (M) (a.k.a Ofem Okoi Ofem) on or about the month of July, 2018, at Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court while being a public officer to wit: Chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) did use your position to confer unfair advantage on your associate (ALIYU IBRAHIM) when N19,994 ,185 received by SPIP from NDIC being money intended for the furnishing of the SPIP office by the approved contractor was diverted into the person account of ALIYU IBRAHIM using proxy companies without furnishing S.P.I.P offices as proposed to NDIC and you hereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 19 of the Corrupt Practices and other Related offences Act 2000.

That you, Aliyu Ibrahim (M), on or about the month of July 2018 or thereabout at Abuja within the jurisdiction of this court while being a Public Officer wit: Senior Assistant Special Duties (Protocol) to the Chairman S.P.I.P did use your position to confer unfair advantage on yourself with the N19,994,185 received by SPIP from NDIC being money intended for the furnishing of the S.P.1P. offices by the approved contractors was diverted to your personal account using proxy companies without furnishing the S.P.I.P, Offices as proposed to NDIC and you committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 19 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000,

That you, Okoi Ofem Obono -Obla (M) (a.k.a ofem Okoi Ofem(M) (aka Ofem Okoi Ofem) on or about the month of August 1985 or thereabout, at Jos, Plateau State, within the jurisdiction of this Court while being a Prospective Undergraduate of the University of Jos (UNIJOS) did dishonestly use as genuine a Mary Knoll College Ogoja General Certificate of Education ordinary Level May/June 1982 (GC) Statement of result for Ofem Okoi Ofem with Candidate No.09403/247 showing an O’ Level Credit(6) Score for Literature in English as part of the five(5) 0′ Level Credits admission requirement for you to study Law for the 1985/86 Academic session in UNIJOS when you had reason to believe that the document (GCE) the basis upon which you were admitted to study Law in UNIJOS was forged as you never sat for the English Literature Examination for May/June 1982 GCE and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 366 and punishable under Section 364 of the Penal Code Act, Cap 532, Vol.4, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, among other charges.

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