Ex-MINT Boss, Ehidiamhem Okoyomon Gets Bail On Very Tight Terms


Ehidiamen Okoyomon, the man is still sweating it out in the battle of his life in the popular bribery scandal involving CBN officials, the Nigeria security Mint and Printing company and an Australian firm. The man is wanted in the UK for trial, but the Ex-Mint Boss is fighting extradition to the UK. Altthough bail has been granted him, the terms of the bail means, Mr Ehidiamen is still neck deep in the extradition battle.

Ruling on the bail application, Justice Chukwu granted Okoyomon bail in the sum five hundred million naira and two sureties who must be of the rank of executive director in government establishment and possess landed property within Abuja Municipal Area Council.

Also, they are to swear to affidavit of means and provide evidence of tax payment for the last three years.

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The two sureties are also to deposit two recent passport photographs with the court registrar. The two sureties and the respondent are to deposit their international passports with the EFCC while Okoyomon is expected to report to the Commission every Monday.

Furthermore, counsel to the respondent is also to write an undertaking; while officials of the EFCC, the court registrar and the bailiff are to verify the terms.

Justice Chukwu adjourned the case to December 1, 2014 for final ruling.