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Diezani fund: Court remands Akinjide in EFCC custody

A Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan has ordered that a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Jumoke Akinjide, and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Oyo State, Olanrewaju Otiti, be remanded in the custody of the Economic and financial Crimes Commission over the sum of N650m that they allegedly collected to fund the PDP campaign for the 2015 presidential election in the state.

The court also ordered the EFCC to produce another defendant in the case, Senator Ayoade Adeseun.

The EFCC is arraigning Akinjide and the other suspects for allegedly collecting the sum from a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

The charge sheet with number FHC/IB/26c/2017 accused the defendants of conspiring to take possession of the N650m unlawfully.

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