The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday, October 8, 2012 arraigned Dora Gilmaska, a Polish woman, before an Abuja High Court presided by Justice Abubakar Umar, on a one count charge of fraud. Gilmaska, Executive Officer of Icon Media and Marketing Agency Limited, is being prosecuted for issuing dud cheque of N9million to one Tayo Olugbemi.
When arraigned, the accused pleaded not guilty to the offence, prompting her counsel, Mr. Chris Okoye, to file an application urging the court to admit his client to bail, pending the determination of the case.
But prosecution counsel, Mr. Samuel Ugwuegbulam, opposed the application for bail on the grounds that the accused had earlier jumped administrative bail.
In his ruling, Justice Umar, granted the accused bail in the sum of five million naira only (N5, 000,000.) and two sureties in like sum. He also said that one of the sureties must be a civil servant resident in the FCT. The accused is also to deposit her international passport with the court registrar.
While adjourning the case to Thursday, November 15, 2012, for commencement of trial, the judge ordered that the accused be remanded in EFCC custody, pending when she is able to meet the bail conditions.