The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Thursday failed to convince a federal court not to grant bail to accused Patrick Akpobolokemi, former director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA. EFCC counsel Festus Keyamo told the federal high court that Akpobolokemi had previously jumped bail and might repeat the same act in his current criminal suit for stealing. But the trial judge, Saliu Saidu, granted the former NIMASA DG a N100 million bail, requested him to deposit his international passport with the court and pro duce with two sureties, one of whom must own property in upscale urban centres of either Victoria Island or Lekki. Similarly, seven others, so accused, were granted N50 million bail each and required to produce two sureties with conditions as Akpobolokemi’s. The accused persons were charged for theft of N3,407,549,000. Aside Akpobolokemi, others are Captain Ezekiel Bala Agaba,Ekene Nwakuche, Felix Bob-Nabena,Captain Warredi Enisuoh,Governor Amechee Juan,Ugo Fredrick,Timi Alari, and two companies: Al-kenzo Limited and Penniel Engineering services Limited.