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How ex-FCT minister, Akinjide, benefitted from Diezani’s largesse –EFCC

The alleged corruption trial of a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Jumoke Akinjide, and two others continued on Friday before the Federal High Court in Lagos, with the testimony of an operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, who investigated the case.

The investigator, Usman Zakari, who appeared as the second prosecution witness in the case, narrated to the court how Akinjide and others allegedly took delivery of a cash sum of N650m in March 2015.

He said Akinjide and two others collected the N650m cash at the Dugbe branch of the Fidelity Bank PLC in Ibadan on the standing instruction of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.

Zakari said his investigation revealed that the N650m was part of a total sum of N23bn which Diezani warehoused in the bank.

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