COURT SLAMS N50M BAIL ON AVM ALIKALI MAWU

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An FCT High Court on Friday granted bail to AVM Alikali Mawu, a former Air Officer Training Command, bail in the sum of N50 million for alleged bribery. Mawu, a member of Committee for Procurement in the Ministry of Defence, was arraigned on June 21 before Justice Salisu Garba on a three-count charge of bribery.

Garba, in his ruling, held that the defendant had been on an administrative bail and never defaulted. “Only in capital offences are bail not granted to the suspect, I have considered the affidavits filed by the defendant and I am convinced that he desired the bail.

“The defendant is admitted to bail in the sum of N50 million, a surety in the like sum, who must have a property within Abuja with title deed in Abuja,’’ he said.

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