Oil deal: Ghanaians, Beninoise, Nigerian get N1m bail eachby Adekunle Hastrup 08/10/2015 19:56:00 0 comments 1 Views
By Onozure Dania
Lagos—A Federal High Court in Lagos, sitting at Ikoyi, yesterday granted a N1 million bail each to four Ghanians, one Beninoise and two Nigerians, for allegedly dealing in petroleum products without appropriate licence.
The defendants are Tola Kwami, Ameyon Sisieli, Jacob Apaloo, Setol Sunday are Ghanians while Senaya Edo, is a Beninoise and Michael Dansu and Moses David are Nigerians.
They were arraigned by the officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, and are facing a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and dealing in petroleum products without licence.
Justice Mohammed Idris, who slammed the bail condition also granted them one surety each in like sum.
He ordered that the defendants be remanded in prison custody pending when they are able to perfect their bail conditions.
The Prosecutor, Mrs Rita Ezeli, told the court that the defendants committed the alleged offences on August 7, at 10:00 p.m, at Topo community in Badagry area of Lagos.
She alleged that they conspired with others still at large to deal and distribute petroleum products without any lawful authority or appropriate licence.
Ezeli said that the offences are punishable under Sections 1 (17) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act, Laws of the Federation, 2004.
However the defendants pleaded innocence of the offences against them.