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APGA crisis: Court grants Njoku bail

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Bwari, Abuja, has granted bail to a factional leader of the of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Edozie Njoku and his co-defendant, Chukwuemeka Nwoga based on self recognition.

Both were arraigned on Monday, this week, by the Inspector General of Police for allegedly forging a supreme court judgement to give legitimacy to their claims as national chairman and as national youth leader of APGA.

On that account, Justice Mohammed Madugu remanded them at the Suleja Correctional Centre for two days.

At the resumed hearing on their bail applications, Justice Madugu ruled that there was no need to deny them bail since there was no counter affidavit by the prosecution on the bail application by the defence party.

He however conditioned the accused persons to produce a surety who must be a civil servant of Grade Level 15, resident in Abuja or an owner of a landed property in Abuja with a certified Certificate of Occupancy.

Speaking to journalists shortly after he regained his freedom, Njoku said it was a memorable experience for him in prison arguing that it made no sense to say that he or anyone could forge a judgement of the supreme court.

Njoku however said it was time to move the party forward and urged Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra state and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to recognize him as the national chairman of the party.

Writing by Ifeoma Nwovu; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade and Annabel Nwachukwu