A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday varied the bail condition granted the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh on January 19.
Metuh had urged the court to vary the bail condition on the grounds that he is finding it difficult to meet with them.
In his ruling, Justice Okon Abang granted part of Metuh’s application for variation of the bail conditions.
While the bail sum of N400million and other attached conditions remain, Metuh’s proposed sureties, who the court insisted must be resident in Abuja, could now be owners of property with valid title documents “in any district of the Federal Capital Territory”.
But the court rejected an aspect of Metuh’s application seeking the removal of the bail condition directing the prosecuting lawyer, Sylvanus Tahir, to verify the addresses of the proposed sureties and the certificates of occupancy of the property to be presented by them.
The court also rejected the second leg of the application despite disregarding the opposition by prosecuting counsel.