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Alamieyeseigha's bail bid for review at Bow Street court

Posted by Vanguard on 2005/10/05 | Views: 642 |

Alamieyeseigha's bail bid for review at Bow Street court


THE inability to get a surety may derail Governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha’s bail application, which is to be reviewed before the Bow Street Magistrate's Court tomorrow. Besides his trial, the governor is also embroiled in a two-pronged battle to secure bail and the release of his passport.

LONDON—THE inability to get a surety may derail Governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha’s bail application, which is to be reviewed before the Bow Street  Magistrate's Court tomorrow. Besides his trial, the governor is also embroiled in a two-pronged battle to secure bail and the release of his passport.


Vanguard's source in London said the governor had not been able to get a surety that would perfect his bail.


The South Walk Court had hinged his release on bail on the ability of the surety producing £1.5 million. While battling for his release on bail, Governor  Alamieyeseigha would also appear before the Bow Street Magistrate Court this afternoon where his trial for alleged money laundering is expected to continue.


He was accused of money laundering to the tune of £1.8 million in cash and in his bank account. He was arrested on September 15 at the London Heathrow Airport.  The embattled governor’s counsel, Mr Fidelis Oditah, QC, SAN, last Friday rushed a bail application to an appellate court. The case could not be heard because the  Crown Prosecution Service, which was the respondent, demanded that it should be allowed the mandatory 48 hours notice to respond to the application.


The court had last Wednesday ordered that the governor be remanded in prison till tomorrow when the trial would resume.
The Bayelsa State governor was subsequently moved to the hospital wing of the prison where he is said to be suffering from acute diabetes and high blood pressure.
 
 

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Actually translates to bravehearted.