Chief Barrister Ambrose Owuru who was the former presidential candidate of Hope Democratic Party, was on Friday remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on the orders of a Federal High Court for allegation of fraud.
The presiding judge, Justice Aliyu Suleiman, ordered that Owuru be reminded in EFCC custody pending the determination of bail application to be filed by his counsel.
According to Punch Newspapers, Owuru who was dragged to court by the EFCC on five counts for his alleged involvement in a N60m fraud. He was alleged to have obtained the N60m from one Mr. Ikechukwu Eze on the pretence of selling four plots of land to him (Eze).
The ex-presidential candidate, however, pleaded not guilty to all the charges brought against him by the EFCC.
Making a reference to Section 312 of the Federal High Court Rules 2004, the counsel to the accused person, Mr. Geoffrey Johnson, immediately made an oral application for Owuru’s bail.
Justice Suleiman adjourned the case till August 13, 2013, to allow the lawyer to file an application for Owuru’s bail.