A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday ordered the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to vary the conditions it attached to the bail it granted suspended Chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), Ekoi Obono-Obla.
Justice Ahmed Mohammed, in a ruling, said should the ICPC fails to comply with the order made, it (the ICPC) will be summoned to show cause why the court should not order the release of applicant from its custody.
Justice Mohammed made the order while ruling on an ex-patre application filed and argued on Wednesday by Obono-Obla’s lawyer, F. Baba Isa, who prayed the court for the release of his client from ICPC’s custody pending the determination of a substantive suit he filed.
The judge said: “Upon reading the applicant motion exparte, the supporting affidavit and exhibits attached, it is clear that he has already been granted bail.
“The grouse of the applicant is that the conditions attached are impossible to fulfill in view of the present lock down of the country. It is also clear that the International passport of the applicant is with the respondent.
“It is hereby ordered that the conditions attached to the bail of the applicant be reviewed to enable him meet with same.