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An Abuja High Court presided over by Justice S.B Belgore, has ordered the immediate release of Prince Olisa Eze and Onyeka Eze, who were allegedly detained since November 11 at EFCC custody.

Giving the Enrollment Order in the matter of application for redress by the applicants for infringement of their fundamental human rights, between Prince Olisa Eze and Onyeka Eze (the applicants) and EFCC and Price Arthur Eze, referred to as Respondents in the application, the Judge also ordered immediate unfreezing of all the Applicants’ bank accounts.

In the scanned photo copies made available to the Media by family of the applicants, the Order for their immediate release from EFCC custody and unfreezing of their accounts, was based on the Motion which was filed by Anthony O. Okpalah Esq. and dated 9th December 2020, in the High Court of the FCT.

Based on the Motion, Justice Belgore ordered that the 1st applicant be admitted for bail in the sum of N10,000,000 and a Surety in the same amount.

The Surety, according to the Order, must be civil servant residing within the Federal Capital Territory.

In the Order signed Justice S.B Belgore, EFCC is asked to unfreeze immediately, all the accounts of the Applicants hitherto frozen by the Commission while case adjourned to Dec 16 for hearing of the Original Motion.

It will be recalled that both Prince Olisa and Onyeka Eze have been detained since 11th of November by the EFCC and their bank accounts also frozen by the commission.

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