Ulegun 7: Frank Irabor, 4 Others Regain Freedom

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By Reporter 

As exclusively reported by Midwest Herald yesterday, September 8, 2022, a Benin High Court granted bail to Frank Irabor, Secretary, Benin Traditional Council and four other persons, who were charged by the police and subsequently remanded in prison custody for their alleged involvement in the illegal demolition of over 60 buildings at Ulegun Community of Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of Edo State, on September 1, 2022.

Justice Mary Itsueli granted the bail applications of the accused persons in the sum of N1,000,000 each with a surety each in like sum.

The presiding judge said the sureties must be gainfully employed, a house owner and must appear in court on every adjourned date.

At the hearing yesterday, the court, after listening to the applications filed by Olayiwola Afolabi for Frank Irabor and others, granted bail to those charged with the offence namely Frank Irabor, Aghavbere Osawemwenguan, Abel Oko-Oboh, Ode Uloko and Oko-Oboh Ebosele.

However, two others, Lucky Atagamene and Okechukwu Okeke, were not so lucky and weren’t granted bail.

Midwest Herald had reported yesterday that: “Barring any last minute changes, Frank Irabor and others who were remanded in prison by the court will regain freedom today, September 8, 2022.”

Their release may not be unconnected with a reported intervention by Mr. Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, Governor of Edo State, at the instance of an emissary.

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