The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday revealed before the Federal High Court in Lagos that former Minister of FCT, Jumoke Akinjide, returned N650 million she allegedly received ahead of the 2015 election.
she was arraigned along with a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader in Oyo State, Olanrewaju Otiti, a chief, a former Senator representing Oyo Central Ayo Adeseun and a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is said to be at large.
An EFCC investigator Usman Zakari, while testifying in a trial-within-trial to determine the truthfulness of the defendants’ statements, said his team received N10 million bank draft from Akinjide’s husband, Aliyu Pategi, out of the N650 million traced to her and others.
He said another team headed by Shuaibu Shehu received N640 million from Akinjide in a related case.
“I am aware that the sum of N640 million was received from the first defendant in Stanbic IBTC Bank draft in another case investigated by a team tagged, HOPST, which was headed by one Shuaibu Shehu.”