Film marketer, Seun Egbegbe, has complained bitterly about the impossible’ bail condition he has been slammed with, after spending two full months in ...
Film marketer, Seun Egbegbe, has complained bitterly about the impossible’ bail condition he has been slammed with, after spending two full months in Ikoyi prison, Lagos. .
He has been granted bail for more than five weeks now by Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo of Federal High Court in Ikoyi Lagos alongside his accomplice (Ayomide Oyekan) since Friday, February 24, 2017.
The 40 year old socialite has however been unable to find two sureties with the profile required by the court. The judge had ruled that the two sureties in the like sum of N2.5 million each must be:
1. A civil servant on level 16 who deposits his international passport.
2. A property owner in Lagos metropolis who deposits the certificate of occupancy. Both sureties must also be profiled with their office and home addresses verified.
But after running from pillar to post for five weeks, seeking sureties for him, Seun Egbegbe close associates have complained that the conditions are too stringent.
“Where do they expect him to get the sureties who would leave the passport and certificate of occupancy with the court until the case which may last four years ends?” one close associate told Encomium.
“Who will risk losing N2.5 million as surety for a case that has not even really started?” another insider told us.
“For now, he can only hope that he would be lucky to get the sureties or approach the court to amend the bail conditions,a close friend explained.
He was arrested and detained on Thursday, February 2, 2017 in Gbagada, Lagos over allegedly attempting to defraud a couple of Bureau de Change operators.