An individual named Oluwatobi Asu was charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before an Ikeja Special Offences Court on Thursday. He is accused of issuing a N102.8 million counterfeit check.

Aquilus Bulls, Asu, and others were arraigned on nine counts related to stealing and the issuing of bad checks.

On the other hand, the accused denied the accusation.

After pleading not guilty, the EFCC’s lawyer, Mr. Ahmed Yerima, then requested a trial date from the court.

Mr. Oluseye Demuren, the defendant’s defense attorney, asked the court to grant liberal bail conditions in a motion he filed on December 13 but dated December 11.

The defendant had already been granted administrative bail by the EFCC, which he had dutifully adhered to, he informed the court.

“Three sureties, whose duplicate passports have been turned over to the EFCC, have been produced by the defendant, who has posted a bail of N50 million with the commission.

The defendant has also turned over his genuine passport to the relevant authorities.

“We strongly recommend that the court release the defendant on lenient conditions,” Demuren stated.

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