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Corruption trial: Justice Ngwuta gets N100m bail

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Corruption trial: Justice Ngwuta gets N100m bail

Justice John Tsoho of an Abuja Federal High Court, on Monday granted a Supreme Court judge, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta bail in the sum of N100m.

Justice Ngwuta is one of the judges arrested by the Department of State Services, DSS, on October 8 over allegations of bribery and professional misconduct.

The judge was earlier arraigned before the Justice Tsoho-led court on a 16-count charges bordering on money laundering and professional misconduct.

Tsoho said the bail sum was based on self-recognisance of Ngwuta as a serving justice of the Supreme Court.

He gave the ruling after listening to the bail arguments by both lawyers of the accused and the Federal Government.

“I hold the offence is bailable. I hereby rule that the defendant be granted bail in the sum of N100m in self-recognisance,” Tsoho said.

Earlier, Federal Government’s counsel, Charles Adeogun-Philips had informed the court that the sum of N27m found in the bathroom of the accused judge was removed.

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