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Court Grants Justice Ngwuta Bail On Self Recognition

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[caption id="attachment_13855" align="alignnone" width="699"]Justice Sylvester Ngwuta[/caption]

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

The Justice John Tsoho – led court granted the judge the bail sum based on self-recognition as a serving justice of the Supreme Court.

Justice Tsoho 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.

Justice Ngwuta is one of the judges that was arrested by the Department of State Services, DSS, on October 8.

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He was slammed with a 16-count charges bordering on money laundering and professional misconduct.