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Former INEC Boss, Iwu Arraigned, Detained over N1.2bn Bribery Allegation


A Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to detain former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Maurice Iwu till Friday (today) for hearing of his bail application.

Iwu was arraigned before a Federal High court in Ikoyi for allegedly laundering of N1.2bn

Iwu, who has been interrogated by the EFCC, was alleged to have been involved in the N23.29bn poll bribery scandal which characterized the 2015 poll.

Iwu was alleged to have between December 2014 and March 2015, aided the concealment of the sum of N1, 203,000,000 (One Billion, Two Hundred and Three Million Naira)

The said sum was in the bank account of Bio-resources Institute of Nigeria Limited domiciled in the United Bank for Africa, UBA Plc.

The cash in question was about the election bribery scandal during the 2015 general election, involving former Petroleum Minister, Dazeini Alison-Madueke

Iwu pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Ahmed Raji (SAN) appeared for him, while EFCC counsel Rotimi oyedepo is prosecuting the case.

The presiding Judge, Justice Chuka Obiozor adjourned till Friday for the hearing of his bail application and ordered his detention in EFCC’s custody.

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