EFCC Moves Against Former NIA, Wife, Seeks Bench Warrant

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is making moves to secure a bench warrant against the sacked Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayodele Oke, and his wife, Folashade.
The EFCC’s prosecutor, Rotimi Oyedepo, Wednesday, informed the Presiding Judge, Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, that he had the intention of making an oral application, seeking the issuance of bench warrant against the sacked NIA Director General and his wife.
However, Justice Aneke said he has not seen the case file, but the registrar of the court informed the Judge that the case file was already before the court.
Consequently, Justice Aneke said that he needed time to go through it before entertaining any application.
Thereafter, Justice Aneke adjourned the case till February 7 (today), for the EFCC to move its oral application seeking for bench warrant to be issued against Oke and his wife Folashade.
During the last hearing day, the accused NIA DG was not present in court.
The EFCC had intended to arraign the defendants before the court in connection with the sums of $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 (totalling N13bn) recovered by the EFCC from Flat 7B Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos linked to them.

Author: News Editor

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