An Edo State High Court on Friday granted bail to a former Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Prince Steve Alao and the Women Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Dr. Aisosa Amadasun.
Three other former members of the Board were also granted bail by the court.
The accused persons were remanded in prison after they were arraigned on 50-count charge of corruptly enriching themselves to the tune of N1.5billion.
They were accused of corruptly enriching themselves with money from the bulk sale of their own share of SUBEB contracts between 2013 and 2016, an offense punishable under Section26 (1) and other relevant Sections of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Act of 2000.
Justice Ohimai Ovbiagele granted the accused persons bail in the sum of N1 million each and a surety who must be gainfully employed and resident in Benin City.
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