A female accomplice in the multiple fraud case involving Process and Industrial Development Limited (P&ID), Grace Taiga, has been admitted to bail.
Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court Abuja granted Taiga, a former Director of Legal Services in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, bail on health grounds.
She was alleged to have been a key factor in the fraudulent Gas Supply and Processing Agreement.
The Defence counsel, Ola Olanipekun, filed a bail application on behalf of his clients on March 18, 2021.
He asked the judge to admit her to bail on the grounds of ill-health and being a senior lawyer and former director, Legal Services in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources.
Consequently, she was granted bail to the tune of N30 million with two sureties in like sum, who must have landed property in Abuja.
She is also required to deposit her international passport with the court.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission -EFCC had on 7th October re-arraigned Taiga before Justice Egwuatu of the Federal High Court, Abuja.
She was arraigned on nine-count amended charges, one of which is accepting bribes and other related crimes.
Justice Egwuatu, however, adjourned till January 17 for trial.