Court remands lawmaker in EFCC custody

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Hon Aliyu Pategi

Akin Kuponiyi

A magistrate court sitting at Igbosere, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria has ordered that a lawmaker representing Edu /Moro/Patigi constituency of Kwara State at the House of Representatives, Aliyu Pategi, be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The order of the court made last Friday was sequel to an application filed before the court by the EFCC.

The EFCC had told the judge that Pategi stood surety for a former Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, Oloye Jumoke Akinjide, who has a pending criminal charge against her before the Federal High Court in Ibadan.

EFCC filed the charged against Akinjide for allegedly collecting N650m out of the $115m doled out by the former Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezaani Alison-Madueke, to compromise the 2015 general election.

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