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NCML, scribe, 10 others remain in prison

The presiding judge, Justice Chikere, who slated July 28, 2009 for hearing of the harmonised bail application filed by counsels representing the accused persons gave…

The presiding judge, Justice Chikere, who slated July 28, 2009 for hearing of the harmonised bail application filed by counsels representing the accused persons gave the order to remand the accused persons in Kuje prison after they pleaded not guilty to the 17-count charge slammed on them by the anti-graft agency.

The officials are specifically facing trial for not complying with the provisions of the Procurement Act, 2007 and for approving contracts beyond their limits.

After the accused persons had taken their plea, counsel representing the EFCC, Mohammed Mailumo, told the court that investigations are still on-going and urged the court for an adjournment to enable the prosecution prove its case against the accused persons.