N650m Fraud: Ex-Minister Jumoke Akinjide remanded in custody


Former Minister of State for FCT, Olajumoke Akinjide

Justice Joyce Abdulmaleek of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, on Thursday remanded a former minister, Olajumoke Akinjide, and Olanrewaju Otiti, in EFCC custody over alleged N650 million fraud.

Former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, Sen. Ayoade Adeseun, as well as Akinjide and Otiti where arraigned on a 12- count amended charge bordering on conspiracy, unlawful conversion and stealing of N650 million in the build up to the 2015 general elections.

Abdulmaleek adjourned the case till July 6 to hear their bail application.

At the resumed hearing of the matter, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo, the prosecution counsel, informed the court that the commission had amended the charges against the accused persons and prayed that the amended charges be read.

But the defence counsel objected to the amendments and reading of any charge to…

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