Alleged abductor of Ese Oruru, standing trial at a Federal High Court in Yenagoa, Yunusa Dahiru, alias Yellow, was yesterday granted N3 million bail.
Ruling on the bail application, trial judge, Justice H. A. Nganjiwa stated that the suspect be remanded in prison custody pending the perfection of his bail conditions.
The sureties, according to the judge must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court while one must be a civil servant of not less that level 12 while the second must be a title holder. The judge further said that the surgeries must provide tax clearance for the past three years.
Dahiru was on March 8, 2016 charged with abduction, kidnapping, unlawful carnal knowledge and sexual exploitation by the Police.
Dahiru had pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled against him.
Counsel to Dahiru, Barrister Kayode Olaoshebikan, who thanked the court for granting bail to the accused, pledged to work to meet the bail conditions.
Nganjiwa adjourned the case till April 17, 2016 for ruling on the application of the prosecution to obtain the evidence of Oruru in camera.
The Prosecuting Counsel, Mr J.O. Anate, who had opposed the bail application noted that the reasons advanced by the judge were credible.
Speaking after the court session, Counsel to Yunusa, and lead counsel for his defence, Mr Kayode Olaosebikan said the ruling on his client’s bail application was justified as the offence for which his client was tried was a baillable one.