Ruling on bail application for five executive members of the Edo State branch of Welders Association of Nigeria has again been adjourned till Sixteenth October, 2017.
Pius Nsogho reports that the trial of the case of embezzlement by the due to be taken together with the bail application also suffered a setback as the prosecutors were not ready with their witness.
Counsel to the executives of the Edo State Welders Association of Nigeria, Uyiosa Ogungbowa Esquire told the court that its powers in granting bail are not in doubt adding that the offence for which the accused persons were brought to court are bailable.
Barrister Ogungbowa urged the court to grant bail to his clients as according to him they were ready to meet the bail conditions.
On his part, the EFFC Lawyer, Mr. Moses Arumemi Esquire said it bail must be granted to the five accused persons, if must be with strict conditions so as to ensure their appearance in court throughout the trial
Ruling on the bail application was later adjourned till 16/10/17.
When it was time to commence the trial proper, the EFCC Lawyer, Moses Arumemi told the court that they were not ready with the witnesses and asked for adjournment to enable him get his witnesses ready.
At this point, counsel to the accused persons expressed disappointment over inability to always be ready before the prosecution are coming to court.
Hearing on the case was also adjourned till 27th October 2017 while the accused persons are to remain in custody pending determination of the bail application.
The EFCC lawyer was not available for comment.