Court orders forfeiture of N6m bail bond of 2 sureties

Justice Efe Ikponwnoba of Edo State High Court on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 ordered forfeiture of N6  million bail bond deposited by  Chief James Izomo and Elliot Ebole to the Federal Government of Nigeria. 

Chief James Izomo and Elliot Ebole  were the  sureties to a suspeçt Roland O. Omo-ogbebor but  were unable to produce before the court.

The order was sequel to an application by the Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and  Financial Crimes Commission which had approached the court to mandate the sureties to show cause why they should not forfeit the bond duly entered and executed by them in September 2021 following their failure to produce the suspect, Roland O. Omo-ogbebor.

The Commission informed the court that, when the defendants applied for the bail of the suspect, they promised to produce him whenever the Commission needed him but failed to do so.