Lagos businessman, denies charges of offering police N150m bribe, gets N500m bail

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A Lagos businessman, Akintoye Akindele accused of offering police a bribe of N150 million to escape justice in an alleged fraud has denied committing the

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Akindele, the Managing Director of Duport Midstream Company, pleaded not guilty to the one count charge at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory FCT, Abuja on Tuesday.

The charge indicated that Akindele made a partial payment of N50 million to a team of Investigators led by one Ibrahim Ezekiel Sini, of the Federal Investigation Bureau. However, Counsel to the Defendant, Henry Eni-Otu and Pelumi Olajengbesi from Law Corridor made a strong case for the defendant to be admitted to bail on liberal conditions.

Eni-Otu pleaded with the court to invoke Section 158 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 to admit the defendant to bail and assured that Akindele will not breach any of the bail conditions.

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