Kuje Prison Over Alleged N4.6bn Fraud

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The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, remanded an ally to Governor Ayodele Fayose, Mr. Abiodun Agbele, in Prison custody over his alleged complicity in N4.6billion fraud.

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba remanded Agbele at Kuje Prison after he was docked by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on an 11-count criminal charge.

The anti-graft agency alleged that the defendant had between April 4 and November 13, 2014, connived with the then Minister of Defence for State, Musliu Obanikoro, Lt. A.O Adewale, Tunde Oshinowo and Olalekan Ogunseye to launder over N4.6bn from office of the National Security Adviser, NSA.

Justice Dimgba adjourned till Thursday to decide whether or not Agbele should be released on bail pending his trial.

The defendant had after he pleaded not guilty to the charge, begged the court through his lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, to grant him bail.

 

Posted on August, 3 2016

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