A Benin High Court, presided over by Hon. Justice Efe Ikponmwoba, has granted bail to Johnson Atseleghe with an order to enter into an undertaking of good conduct.
The development was sequel to earlier submissions of Edo State Attorney General, Oluwole Iyamu, SAN, who urged the Court to make Johnson Atseleghe enter into a formal written undertaking and file same before the Court.
Oluwole Iyamu, SAN, also urged the Court to prevail on Atseleghe to keep the peace and stop harrassing or threatening witnesses in the matter, particularly in Ologbo Dukedom, before the Prosecution will withdraw the counter affidavit against his bail.
On his part, Johnson Atseleghe’s Counsel, Ighodalo Imadegbelo,SAN, submitted that the Defendant has agreed to enter into an undertaking made on oath in view of section 162 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law.
In view of the concession of the Prosecution, Hon. Justice Efe Ikponmwoba, consequently granted bail to Johnson Atseleghe in the sum of one million naira and a surety who must be resident within the jurisdiction of the Court.
The Court also ordered Johnson Atseleghe to stay away from the complainant.
Hon. Justice Ikponmwoba then transferred to matter to another Court for trial.