The court docket additional argued the flight chance particularly as a result of Mr Ekweremadu is a passport holder of 2 different nations apart from Nigeria and may flee to both of those nations.

The Central Criminal Court in London has once more denied Nigerian lawmaker Ike Ekweremadu bail, insisting he’s a flight chance.

At the pre-trial listening to on Tuesday, the court docket, sometimes called Old Baileys, in line with PUNCH newspaper, cited the letter and belongings forfeiture complaints towards the senator by means of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Mr Ekweremadu’s legal professional within the bail utility argued that the Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and the Nigeria’s Attorney-General had written to the court docket announcing the previous deputy senate president isn’t a flight chance.

His attorneys additionally advised the court docket that they might produce him will have to he pose a flight chance and that the Nigeria High Commission in the United Kingdom had similarly given the choice of tagging Mr Ekweremadu electronically to observe his motion.

The court docket then again dominated he was once a flight chance particularly as a result of Mr Ekweremadu, a former deputy president of Nigeria’s Senate, is a passport holder of 2 different nations apart from Nigeria and may flee to both of those nations.

According to Mr Ekweremadu’s legal professional, his shopper who has now spent six months in custody, is a worrying and accountable father and may no longer get away from London, leaving behind his spouse and in poor health daughter.

The protection advised the court docket that that they had sureties and securities of just about part 1,000,000 kilos sterling from 11 other folks to protected Mr Ekweremadu’s unencumber on bail.

“I am entirely satisfied there remains a flight risk … the trial is just over a month away,” PUNCH quoted the pass judgement on as announcing.

The listening to of Mr Ekweremadu’s case will begin on 31 January, 2023.