Former Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris has been granted bail by an Abuja High Court sitting at Maitama on Thursday July 28.
Idris Ahmed and his co-defendants were granted bail upon terms and condition given by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Delivering ruling, Justice Adeyemi Ajayi ordered that the defendants shall not leave the Federal Capital Territory, and should they want to, they would have to seek clearance from the court or have their bail revoked.
The defendants will also sign an undertaking that they will abide by the bail conditions by the EFCC.
The defendants should not have and shall not procure alternate passports until the case is done with, having deposited their original passports to the commission.
“In line with the due process and supremacy of the law, the defendants are still entitled to bail, irrespective of the enormity of the allegations against them.
“The EFCC did not in any of its processes, stated that the defendants misbehaved while on administrative bail.”
Trial commenced immediately after the ruling on bail application.
This is coming barely a week after the court remanded the former AGF in prison. The court had last week Friday ordered that Idris and his co-defendants be kept in Kuje Correctional facility pending the hearing of their bail applications.
Other defendants are Godfrey Olusegun Akindele, Mohammed Kudu Usman and Gezawa Commodity Market and Exchange Ltd.
The defendants are being prosecuted on a 14-count charge of stealing and criminal breach of trust to the tune of N109, 485,572,691.9.