The others charged with Abgele were Musliu Obanikoro, Lieutenant A. O. Adewale, Tunde Oshinowo, Olalekan Ogunseye, who are all still at large, and Sylvan Mcnamara Limited.
They conspired among themselves, according to the EFCC, to commit the illegal act of laundering N4,685,723, transferred from the Office of the National Security.
The money was transferred between April 2014 and November 2014 from the office of the NSA, then headed by retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki.
Agbele’s counsel, Mike Ozokhome (SAN), pleaded with the court to grant the defendant bail on self-recognition, adding that he would not jump bail if granted.
Ozekhome said the application for his bail was supported by an eight paragraph affidavit with three exhibits for consideration of the court.
He also told the court that the motion was supported by a written address and that the defendant had been in EFCC custody since June 27.
He said: “I adopt these entire documents as our argument and urge the court to admit the defendant to bail.”
On the counter affidavit opposing the bail application by the prosecution, Ozekhome said it had not raised any new issue worth addressing other than the defendant might jump bail if granted bail.
He said: “They should provide evidence showing that the applicant will jump bail if granted.
“It is not enough for the prosecution to make wild assertion without strong evidence.
“The defendant’s International Passport is with the EFCC.
“This was one of the conditions given to the defendant before he was granted administrative bail.”
The defence counsel also tendered a medical report, which showed that the defendant was not too well, but the prosecution objected to the admissibility of the document.
The prosecuting counsel, Jonson Ojogbane, told the court that the prosecution had on August 3 filed a 33-paragraph affidavit to oppose the application.
Ojogbane said: “The case at hand is a criminal trial; paragraph 7(N) and 7(O) of our counter-affidavit issued by two different courts has given the basis for the continued detention of the defendant.
“We urge the court to refuse the bail application because other defendants are still on the run and this defendant is in touch with all of them.
“We also urge the court to order accelerated hearing so that the defendant’s fate can be determined.”